After announcing last week that they were postponing the 2020 ACM Awards, the Academy of Country Music has now secured a date for this year’s edition of the show.
Originally scheduled for April 5 in Las Vegas, the awards will now happen on September 16. The city and venue for the Country music honors has yet to be revealed. However, Keith Urban will remain as host this year, taking on the job for the first time. Urban has won 15 ACM awards, including last year’s title of Entertainer of the Year.
Urban has been making the most of this time of “social distancing,” performing live streaming shows from his basement under the title of Urban Underground.
The “We Were” singer is set to stream again on Monday March 23 at 5PM ET on his Instagram page. Last week, Keith and his #Instaband went downstairs for a few songs, with wife Nicole Kidman dancing along.
In place of the original airdate for the ACM Awards, the organization is planning a special called, ACM Presents: Our Country. “Although the highly anticipated 55th ACM Awards show is unable to take place on April 5 due to the health crisis, we still wanted to deliver fans an entertaining ACM Country music special as planned,” explained ACM CEO Damon Whiteside in a statement.
The show will include past ACM Awards memories and new acoustic performances from inside the homes of artists.
You can find the full list of nominees for the 2020 ACM Awards here.