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Country music fans rejoice — tonight (Wednesday, September 16) at 8 p.m. EST is the long-awaited 55th Academy of Country Music Awards, which was postponed in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Broadcasted live from Nashville, the star-studded music show will be hosted by 15-time ACM award winner Keith Urban and will feature performances from top country artists including Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, and Carrie Underwood. Taylor Swift will also be returning to the ACM stage for the first time in seven years for the world premiere performance of “Betty” from her record-breaking Folklore album.
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The ACM Awards will be aired on CBS and CBS All Access, so you can tune in from pretty much anywhere. Below you’ll find everything you need to know about how to stream the event online and how to sign up for CBS All Access, so you don’t miss one of the year’s biggest events in country music.
Where to watch the 2020 CMA Awards online
While you can watch the ACM Awards on CBS on TV with cable, you can also stream it via CBS All Access. With the streaming platform, you can watch the awards from your phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, or any media player that has streaming capabilities (including Xbox or Playstation). CBS All Access is also supported by almost every web browser, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, iOS, and Android.
This year’s event will air live from three iconic venues in Nashville: the Grand Ole Opry House, the historic Ryman Auditorium, and The Bluebird Cafe. The show was originally scheduled to air in April but was postponed due to COVID-19.
The Academy of Country Music Awards will kick off with all the ACM Entertainer of the Year nominees (Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, and Carrie Underwood) teaming up to perform a must-see medley of their greatest hits. The show will also include performances by Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and P!nk, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, and many more.
Here’s how to watch the 2020 ACM Awards live online.
WHAT TIME DO THE 2020 ACM AWARDS START?
The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards air tonight (September 16) from 8:00-11:00 p.m. ET on CBS and CBS All Access.
WHO ARE THE 2020 ACM AWARDS PERFORMERS?
The 2020 ACM Awards include the following performances:
Taylor Swift: “Betty”
Keith Urban and P!nk: “One Too Many”
Luke Bryan: “One Margarita”
Florida Georgia Line: “I Love My Country”
This year’s show also features performances by Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Riley Green, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani, Trisha Yearwood, and more.
WHO ARE THE ACM AWARDS 2020 NOMINEES?
Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, and Miranda Lambert are all nominated for Female Artist of the Year, while Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Luke Combs, and Thomas Rhett compete for Male Artist of the Year.
You can find a full list of nominees on the official ACM Awards website.
HOW CAN I FIND AN ACM AWARDS 2020 LIVE STREAM?
The ACM Awards will air on CBS, so your best live stream option is CBS All Access. All-Access is available for as little as $5.99 (or a $9.99 commercial free option), but fans hoping to watch the 2020 ACM Awards for free can sign up for a seven-day free trial of the service.
HOW TO WATCH THE 2020 ACM AWARDS LIVE ONLINE:
Depending on your location, you can also access a CBS live stream with an active subscription to fuboTV, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, or AT&T TV NOW.
TONIGHT!! Performing ONE TOO MANY with @Pink on the @ACMawards! Don’t miss it – tune in at 8/7c on @CBS and CBS All Access pic.twitter.com/FIGWTQXOO7
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) September 16, 2020
CAN I WATCH THE 2020 ACM AWARDS LIVE ON HULU?
Yes! You can also watch the ACMs live on Hulu via an active subscription to Hulu + Live TV. Hulu’s streaming service offers a CBS live stream. A seven-day free trial is available for new and eligible subscribers.
WILL THE 2020 ACMS BE ON HULU?
Nope. The ACMs won’t be available for next-day streaming on Hulu, but they will be available for next-day viewing on both CBS All Access and the CBS website.