The Academy of Country Music® will announce the full list of nominees for the 56th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, on Friday, February 26. The celebratory day for the country community and artists’ fans alike will begin with Kelsea Ballerini and Brothers Osborne appearing LIVE on “CBS This Morning” to announce select nominations followed by exclusive categories revealed by ET’s Rachel Smith on ETonline.com. The ACM Awards official social media accounts will also post updates in real time with all nominees being posted at ACMcountry.com immediately following the morning’s ceremonies.
The 56th ACM Awards® will return to Nashville and broadcast live from three iconic Country Music venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe on Sunday, April 18 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The show will also be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+, ViacomCBS’ upcoming global streaming service.
Friday, February 26, 2021
8:30 AM – 9:00AM ET
“CBS THIS MORNING”
Kelsea Ballerini and Brothers Osborne to announce nominees for Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Duo of the Year, Group of the Year and Single of the Year beginning at 8:30 AM ET on the CBS Television Network (Check local listings).
Nominees for New Male Artist of the Year, New Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Music Event of the Year will be revealed on ETonline.com by correspondent Rachel Smith at 8:45 AM ET.
ACM AWARDS ONLINE + SOCIAL MEDIA
All nominees including ACM Songwriter of the Year and ACM Studio Recording Awards will be revealed across the Academy of Country Music’s social media channels including on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram beginning at 8:30 AM ET. The full list of available nominees for the 56th ACM Awards will be made available on ACMcountry.com at 9:00 AM ET.
The 56th ACM Awards®, honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in Country Music, will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming weeks.