The ACM Awards are headed again to Nashville. The 56th annual ACM Awards will happen on Sunday, April 18 after the nominations for the nation music awards present have been revealed in February by Kelsea Ballerini and Brothers Osborne in addition to by ET’s Rachel Smith.

Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton cleaned up in nominations, main the pack with six nods every. Meanwhile, Miranda Lambert added to her personal nominations — she’s the most-nominated feminine artist in ACM historical past — with 5 new nods, and ET solely introduced Friday morning that Gwen Stefani and John Legend have been nominated for the primary time.

Hosted by 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban and New Female Artist of the Year nominee Mickey Guyton, the 56th ACM Awards will honor and showcase the most important names and rising expertise in Country Music. 

For every little thing you want to know on how and when to observe the 2021 ACM Awards, learn on beneath, and maintain checking again for extra info as it’s introduced.

When are the 2021 ACM Awards? The present will air reside on CBS at 8 p.m. ET (delayed PT) on Sunday, April 18, in addition to reside and on demand on Paramount+, from three iconic Nashville venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, the historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.

How to observe the 2021 ACM Awards: Watch the ACM Awards on CBS on TV (verify your native listings), or on Paramount+ — which launches on March 4. Plans for that service begin at $5 monthly, although particular affords can be found now for brand spanking new customers.





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Additionally, a number of reside TV streaming companies provide CBS, together with Hulu with Live TV, fuboTV, AT&T TV Now and YouTube TV.

How to observe ET Live’s pre and post-show protection of the 2021 ACM Awards: We’ll be airing forward of the ACM Awards on Sunday at 4: 30 p.m. PT at, and you can even watch by way of the ET Live app in your cellular machine. ET Live additionally streams on channel 120 on Pluto TV, and on channel 1253 on Samsung TV Plus.

Additionally, ET Live’s post-show will air following the conclusion of the ACM Awards.

Who’s nominated? The 2021 ACM Awards have a lot of nation’s best among the many nominees, together with Chris Stapleton and Maren Morris, who every earned six nominations. For probably the most extremely coveted award of the evening, Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and Stapleton are nominated.

Here are all of the 2021 ACM Awards nominees.

Who’s performing? Over 25 artists will carry out greater than 30 songs at three of nation music’s most iconic venues, Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Café. Among the performers are Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Elle King, Ryan Hurd, Eric Church, CeCe Winans and Dan + Shay.

Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Young, Alan Jackson, Ashley McBryde, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Lee Brice, Brothers Osbourne, Mickey Guyton, Luke Combs, Little Big Town, Carly Pearce, Jon Randall, The War and Treaty and Kenny Chesney may even take the stage.

How to comply with ET’s protection of the 2021 ACM Awards: Right right here at, we shall be conserving you updated on the awards, from the winners checklist, to the most important moments and extra. You may comply with ET on Twitter at @etnow, Facebook at Entertainment Tonight and Instagram @entertainmentonight. 

Then, the next evening, Entertainment Tonight will break down all the most effective moments and performances on the present.

For extra protection, you may comply with together with the nominations on the ACM Awards’ Twitter, Facebook and Instagram handles, and after all of the nominees are introduced, the checklist shall be posted proper right here on in addition to at

Watch the video beneath for the most important moments from final yr’s ACM Awards.

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