How to watch 2021 ACM Awards (4/18/21) Nominees, TV, time

2021 ACM Awards Live

This year’s awards show will once again be hosted by 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban but this time around he’ll have a co-host as he’ll be joined on stage by New Female Artist of the Year nominee Mickey Guyton. Just like last year, the show will be broadcast not from one but from three famous Nashville stages and there will be performances at the Grand Ole Opry House, the historic Ryman Auditorium, and The Bluebird Cafe.

When it comes to the nominees, Chris Stapleton and Maren Morris lead the pack with six nominations each. Coming in second is the most-nominated female artist in ACM history Miranda Lambert with five nominations. Additionally, Gwen Stefani and John Legend were both nominated for an Academy of Country Music Award for the first time.

At this year’s ACM Awards, more than 25 country music artists will perform over 30 songs at the three iconic venues across Nashville. Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Elle King and more will be performing while Blake Shelton, Chris Stapelton, Little Big Town, Carly Pearce, John Randal and Kenny Chesney will also take the stage.

Whether you’re a big country music fan or are just looking for some new artists to follow, we’ll show you how to watch the 56th annual ACM Awards from anywhere in the world.

2021 ACM Awards: When and where?
The 56th ACM Awards will take place on Sunday, April 18 at 8pm ET/PT and coverage of the event will be shown on both CBS and Paramount Plus. This year’s ACM Awards will be held in Nashville, Tennessee at the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium, and The Bluebird Cafe.

How to watch the Academy of Country Music Awards in the U.S.
If you live in the U.S. and have a cable subscription or even a digital antenna, you’ll be able to watch the 2021 ACM Awards at 8pm ET/PT on Sunday, April 18 on CBS. However, you can also stream the awards show online on Paramount Plus which costs either $4.99 per month with limited commercials or $9.99 per month with no commercials whatsoever.

Get an Academy of Country Music Awards live stream in Canada
Country music fan in Canada with a cable subscription will be able to watch the 56th ACM Awards on Global at 8pm ET/PT as the network will show the event at the same time that it airs in the U.S. You’ll also be able to stream this year’s ACM Awards on Global’s website the following day if you happen to be busy on Sunday, April 18.

Watch the Academy of Country Music Awards from anywhere
We have all the details on how you can watch the 56th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in the U.S. and Canada above in this guide. However, if you want to watch this year’s awards show when you’re away from home, then you’ll run into problems as your domestic coverage online from abroad will likely be geo-blocked.

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When are the 2021 ACM Awards? What TV channel are the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards on?

The 56th annual ACM Awards will air on Sunday, April 18, at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS, and will be available to stream live on fuboTV, Paramount+, Hulu + Live TV and other live streaming services.

The ACM Awards honor the biggest accomplishments in country music from the previous year. It’s one of the industry’s biggest nights of the year, packed with performances by the hottest names in country music, including Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs and more.

This year, Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett and Ashley McBryde lead the nominations.

Nominees are selected by voting members of the Academy, which includes “individuals and industry business organizations whose primary professional engagement is in the creation, production, promotion and distribution of country music,” according to the ACM website. Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year are the exceptions to this. These categories are judged by select panels.