Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 ACM Awards
The 2019 ACM Awards will take place in Las Vegas next April, and as the country music world gets ready for one of the biggest nights in the industry, The Boot will be on hand to make sure fans have all of the juicy details ahead of time. From nominees, to performers, to presenters and broadcast details, you can check back right here for everything you need to know about the 2019 ACM Awards.
Last year, country's biggest stars returned to Las Vegas, many for the first time since the tragic Oct. 1 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. It was a touching moment for the community to rally and support each other and their fans after such a great loss.
2019 promises more of that strong community spirit after a year packed full of epic musical collaborations and exciting new artists emerging on the scene, making country music more welcoming and expansive than it's ever been. Stay tuned for exciting announcements about performers and nominees for the 2019 ACMs right here.
When and Where Are the the 2019 ACM Awards?
The 2019 ACM Awards will take place at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 7. The ceremony will begin at 8PM ET.
Where Can I Watch the 2019 ACM Awards and the 2019 ACM Awards Red Carpet?
The 2019 ACM Awards will air live on CBS. Details about how to watch the 2019 ACM Awards red carpet arrivals have not yet been revealed; however, as arrivals happen, The Boot will share photos of the stars on the red carpet.
Who’s Hosting the 2019 ACM Awards and 2018 ACM Awards Red Carpet?
McEntire hosted the ACM Awards in a number of past years: She first hosted the show in 1986, with Mac Davis and John Schneider, and then returned in 1988, that time with Hank Williams Jr. as her co-host. In 1993, McEntire co-hosted the ACM Awards with Randy Owen and George Strait, and she and Alan Jackson co-hosted the ceremony in 1995.
McEntire finally hosted the ACM Awards solo for the first time in 1999, and then every year from 2001 through 2010. She and Blake Shelton co-hosted the ceremony in 2011 and 2012, before McEntire bowed out to make room for Luke Bryan as Shelton's co-host.
Bryan and Shelton co-hosted the ACM Awards until 2016, when Shelton departed and Dierks Bentley signed on. Bentley revealed during the 2018 Country Radio Seminar that he and Bryan would not be co-hosting again in 2018, when McEntire stepped back up to the plate. We'll let you know when we find out who's up to bat for the 2019 ACMs!
Who’s Nominated at the 2019 ACM Awards?
Dan + Shay and Chris Stapleton lead this year's list of ACM Awards nominees, with six nods each; Dan Smyers earns an additional four nominations as a songwriter and producer. Behind Dan + Shay and Stapleton are Kacey Musgraves (five nominations) and Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha, each with four nominations.
Who's Going to Win at the 2019 ACM Awards?
As always, predicting the winners for the ACMs is a tough job, with so many talented voices and musicians populating the nominations. Country music has a lot of fresh faces making big power plays this year, and some seasoned vets who have made big waves in the last few months as well. We'll have to wait until the night of the show to find out who wins, but we're asking readers for their predictions in the meantime!
We do know, though, that Jason Aldean will be walking away with at least one trophy at the 2019 ACM Awards: He's been named the Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award winner.
How Does Voting Work for the 2019 ACM Awards?
Click here for a complete explanation of the ACM Awards voting process.
Who’s Performing at the 2019 ACM Awards?
Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Eric Church, Brooks & Dunn, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Ashley McBryde, Kane Brown, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Miranda Lambert, the Brothers Osborne, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, George Strait, Reba McEntire and Jason Aldean are all scheduled to perform during the 2019 ACM Awards. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
Who’s Presenting at the 2019 ACM Awards?
The 2019 ACM presenters haven't been announced yet, but when they are, The Boot will update that information here.
Who Will be Attending the 2019 ACM Awards?
Expect to see all of this year's performers and presenters at the 2019 ACM Awards ceremony, not to mention most of, if not all of, the nominees! Fans can attend the show, too. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Sept. 14 and can be purchased online.
What About the Rest of the 2019 ACM Awards-Related Events?
The Academy of Country Music's 2019 Party for a Cause will once again take over Las Vegas, Nev., ahead of the ACM Awards. Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery and more are set to take part in a number of events throughout the city on April 5-7, the weekend of the 2019 ACMs.
Dubbed "The Week Vegas Goes Country," the 2019 ACM Party for a Cause will feature some of country music's biggest names at charity events including the ACM Stories, Songs & Stars songwriters' round; the ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off charity golfing event; and the ACM Awards Official After-Party. Also among the events taking place this year is the ACM Decades concert.
In addition to Alaina and McCreery, the seventh annual ACM Party for a Cause will feature Rhett Akins, Rodney Atkins, Ross Copperman, Easton Corbin, Morgan Evans, Walker Hayes, Chris Lane, Maddie & Tae, Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde, Lori McKenna, Michael Ray, Runaway June, Darius Rucker, Dylan Scott, Mitchell Tenpenny and Brett Young at various events. Additional artists will be added to the lineup as the Party for a Cause draws closer.
The ACM Party for a Cause benefits ACM Lifting Lives, the charity arm of the Academy of Country Music. Fans can visit PartyForACause.com to learn more about each of the PfaC events and get tickets.
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