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59th Academy of Country Music Awards

“Country Music’s Party of the Year” is upon us and is ready to celebrate another 365 days of industry success, artist achievements and record-breaking wins that keep the country music we know and love alive and thriving !

Photo courtesy of the ACM – Academy of Country Music Facebook

With the year 59 upon us, the Academy of Country Music Awards are back on May 16 in Frisco, Texas, at the famed Ford Center at The Star. The 2024 ACM Awards, hosted by the one and only Reba McEntire herself, will recognize the countless hours, endless contributions and tireless efforts of artists, instrumentalists, producers, engineers, promoters, radio hosts, songwriters, venues, touring staff and more. have committed to creating another incredible year of country music.

Put on your dancing boots, because CLN is jumping in and ready to “Boot Scootin’ Boogie!”

Cowboy Lifestyle Network at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas

With humble beginnings in 1964, the Academy of Country Music® began as a way to celebrate country and western music and musicians based primarily on the West Coast. Founded by Tommy Wiggins, Eddie Miller, Mickey and Chris Christensen, the academy aimed to celebrate West Coast artists such as Glen Campbell, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Tex Williams and more. As the years passed, the first official awards ceremony took place in 1966, hit the television screens in ’72 and has only continued to grow since, putting country music in the spotlight. Today, the ACM Awards celebrate their 59th year in style in The Lone Star State.

Photo courtesy of the ACM – Academy of Country Music

This year’s ceremony provides plenty of fun as well-known and new artists take the stage. Featuring performances from artists like Lainey Wilson and Chris Stapleton to newcomers Parker McCollum and seasoned ACM award winners like Black Shelton, the 2024 ACM Awards have a tune for everyone. Crossover artist Post Malone even makes his ACM Award debut! Presenters include a legendary lineup, from critically acclaimed band Alabama to 11-time ACM Award-winning legend Randy Travis.

The ACM Awards will stream live for free and exclusively to a global audience in more than 240 countries and territories on Prime Video from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

Thursday May 16
8:00 PM EDT
7pm CDT
5:00 PM PDT