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2020 ACM Awards Postponed Until September Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Keith Urban, left, and Miranda Lambert perform at the 13th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 in Nashville, Tenn (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)

The 2020 Academy of Country Music awards, originally scheduled for April 5, have been postponed to September due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

"The ACM Awards is a tentpole event for our Country Music industry, and the Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions went to great lengths to find a safe solution for the show to go on so that we can honor our artist community," ACM CEO Damon Whiteside said in a statement released on Sunday (March 15). "This decision involved many partners, stakeholders and the industry who we have been in constant conversations with over the past several days as the situation has developed. We look forward to identifying a future date that we can celebrate with our Country community safely."

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. On March 13, President  Donald Trump announced a national state of emergency.

Who's Hosting?

Reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban will host the 55th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. On the day of the announcement, Urban released his new song "God Whispered Your Name."

Who's Performing?

As of now, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban are among the country stars set to take the stage during the 2020 ACM Awards. In addition to her solo performance, Lambert will share the stage with Caylee Hammack, Lindsay Ell, Elle King, Ashley McBryde and Tenille Townes for a performance of "Fooled Around and Fell in Love," which is nominated for Music Event of the Year. (Lindsay Ell will stand in for Maren Morris, who originally recorded the song with Lambert.)

How to Watch the ACM Awards

The ACM Awards will air from the Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena on CBS. The awards will also be available to livestream on CBS All Access.

See the full list of ACM Award nominees below.

2020 ACM Award Nominees

Entertainer of the Year

Luke Bryan

Eric Church

Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett

Carrie Underwood

Female Artist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

Male Artist of the Year

Dierks Bentley

Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

Duo of the Year

Brooks & Dunn

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Maddie & Tae

Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

Midland

Old Dominion

The Highwomen

New Female Artist of the Year

Ingrid Andress

Gabby Barrett

Lindsay Ell

Caylee Hammack

Tenille Townes

New Male Artist of the Year

Jordan Davis

Russell Dickerson

Riley Green

Cody Johnson

Morgan Wallen

Album of the Year

Center Point Road, Thomas Rhett

GIRL, Maren

Heartache Medication, Jon Pardi

What You See Is What You Get, Luke Combs

Wildcard, Miranda Lambert

New Male Artist of the Year

Jordan Davis

Russell Dickerson

Riley Green

Cody Johnson

Morgan Wallen

Single of the Year

"God's Country," Blake Shelton

"One Man Band," Old Dominion

"Rainbow," Kacey Musgraves

"Rumor," Lee Brice

"What If I Never Get Over You," Lady Antebellum

Song of the Year

"10,000 Hours," Dan + Shay Featuring Justin Bieber

"Girl Goin' Nowhere," Ashley McBryde

"God's Country," Blake Shelton

"One Man Band," Old Dominion

"Some Of It," Eric Church

Video of the Year

"10,000 Hours," Dan + Shay Featuring Justin Bieber

"God's Country," Blake Shelton

"One Man Band," Old Dominion

"Remember You Young," Thomas Rhett

"Sugar Coat," Little Big Town

Songwriter of the Year

Ashley Gorley

Michael Hardy

Hillary Lindsey

Shane McAnally

Josh Osborne

Music Event of the Year

"10,000 Hours," Dan + Shay Featuring Justin Bieber

"Dive Bar," Garth Brooks Featuring Blake Shelton

"Fooled Around And Fell In Love," Miranda Lambert Featuring Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack & Elle King

"Old Town Road,"  Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

"What Happens In A Small Town," Brantley Gilbert Featuring Lindsay Ell

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2020 ACM Awards Postponed Until September Due to Coronavirus Pandemic