‘ACM Presents: Our Country’ TV Special To Air In Place Of Postponed Awards
By Blake Taylor
March 19, 2020
The 2020 ACM Awards had to be postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but country music fans will still have something exciting to look forward to next month. The Academy of Country Music has announced a special broadcast that will air on April 5 in place of the originally scheduled award show.
ACM Presents: Our Country will be a two-hour TV special featuring some of country music's biggest stars in "intimate conversations and at-home acoustic performances." Additionally, the show will feature clips from some of the best ACM Awards moments in history. A full list of participating artists will be announced in the coming days.
"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," Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music, says. "We are thrilled to announce ACM Presents: Our Country, an all-new special that allows fans to connect with their favorite country artists and to re-live some of the greatest moments of the ACM Awards, all from the comfort and safety of their own homes."
ACM Presents: Our Country will air on CBS on April 5 from 8PM to 10PM ET. The 2020 ACM Awards will be held a few months later in September. Specific details including date, time and location have yet to be revealed.
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