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53rd Academy of Country Music Awards

April 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Academy of Country Music Awards, also known as the ACM Awards, were first held in 1966, honoring the industry’s accomplishments during the previous year. It was the first country music awards program held by a major organization. The Academy’s signature “hat” trophy was first created in 1968. The awards were first televised in 1972 on ABC. In 1979, the Academy joined with Dick Clark Productions to produce the show. Dick Clark and Al Schwartzserved as producers while Gene Weed served as director. Under their guidance, the show moved to NBC and finally to CBS, where it remains today.

The 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. The 53rd ACM Awards, honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in country music, will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more!

ACM® Award nominees Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, and Thomas Rhett will take the stage for must-see performances. Plus, Bebe Rexha will make her debut appearance at the ACM Awards, performing the chart-topping collaboration “Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line.

For the full list of this year’s ACM Awards nominees, click here.

To get tickets to the 53rd ACM Awards, visit axs.com.

In 2003, the awards show left Los Angeles and moved to Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center through 2005. The Academy also adopted a sleeker, modern version of the “hat” trophy in 2003, which is now made by the New York City firm Society Awards. In 2004, the organization implemented online awards voting for its professional members, becoming the first televised awards show to do so. Entertainer of the Year was a fan-voted award for eight years, until 2016, when the ACM announced its decision to abandon Internet-voting for it and the three new-artist categories.



April 15, 2018
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Academy of Country Music
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MGM Grand Garden Arena
3799 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
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