2017 ACM Awards: Everything You Need to Know
The 2017 ACM Awards are coming right up, and Taste of Country has gathered together all of the information you need to get ready for the big night of awards, performances and one-of-a-kind moments.
The ceremony is moving to a new venue in 2017, but two familiar faces will be back to host again, and the broadcast, as always, will feature the biggest stars in country music today. They will be vying against one another in the most important categories, but they'll also all share in the special experience of coming together to celebrate country music. Read on for all of the key details about the annual event.
The ACM Awards will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for the first time in 2017.
The Date and Time
The ACMs are set to broadcast live on CBS at 8PM ET on April 2.
The Red Carpet
Red carpet coverage of the ACM Awards will live stream exclusively on Twitter @ACMawards, beginning at 6PM ET.
Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley are once again set to co-host the ACM Awards in 2017, as they did in 2016. Bentley stepped up to replace Blake Shelton when he retired from his hosting duties that year.
Keith Urban is the most-nominated artist in the 2017 ACM Awards, raking in seven nominations in five categories, including Entertainer of the Year. Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris both earned six nominations, while Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw earned five apiece. Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton scored three nods each, and many more of the top stars in country music are up for awards in various categories.
The winners in the top categories at the 2017 ACM Awards won't be revealed until April 2, but the winners in some of the New Artist categories were announced early on March 14. The Brothers Osborne took New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, while Maren Morris won New Female Vocalist of the Year and Jon Pardi was named New Male Vocalist of the Year.
The list of performers for the 2017 ACM Awards includes Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts. Christian singer Lauren Daigle has also joined the growing lineup for the annual awards show.
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean and Little Big Town are also set to perform at the ceremony. Backstreet Boys will join FGL to perform their current duet, “God, Your Mama, and Me” in the pop group’s ACM Awards debut. McGraw and Hill will team to perform their newly announced single, “Speak to a Girl.” Rhett will perform his new single, "Craving You."
The presenters at the 2017 ACM Awards have mostly not been anounced yet, but we do know that NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers Darrell Wallace, Jr. and Elliott Sadler will present the award for Video of the Year.
Other ACM Awards Events
The 2017 ACM Awards cap off an entire week of ACM Party for a Cause events in Las Vegas that include a string of concerts, a golf tournament and much more. Known as "The Week Vegas Goes Country," the ACM Party for a Cause events raise money for ACM Lifting Lives, the ACM's charitable arm. Tickets for ACM Party for a Cause events are available at AXS.com.
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