The 2023 ACM Awards will stream on Prime Video on May 11, 2023 from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, the World Headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys. The ceremony will be fittingly Texas-sized, with country legends Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton set to host and performances from Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Dolly Parton and many more.
Below, we've rounded up everything you need to know, from how to watch the 2023 ACM Awards to which artists you can expect to see on stage.
This year's hosting duo is a true dream team. Dolly Parton, who co-hosted last year's ceremony with Gabby Barrett and Jimmie Allen, will return to the stage with none other than Garth Brooks at her side. Though they've been friends for years, this will mark the first time Parton and Brooks have worked together.
"I am thrilled to return to host the ACM Awards, this time with my friend Garth," Parton said in a press release."While I've had the pleasure of spending time with him throughout the years, I can't believe we've never had the chance to work together."
In addition to her hosting duties, Parton will perform the lead single from forthcoming album Rockstar.
"We are elated to have beloved icon Dolly Parton return to co-host the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards alongside the legendary Garth Brooks," said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon and MGM Studios. "As we bring back the Emmy-nominated Academy of Country Music Awards to our global audience, we are thrilled to continue to showcase the power of Amazon to create what will be an unforgettable night of live entertainment experiences with Dolly and Garth at the helm of 'Country Music's Party of the Year.'"
The 2023 ACM Awards boasts a stacked lineup of performers. Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Jo Dee Messina, Ashley McBryde, Dolly Parton, Jelly Roll, Ed Sheeran, Cole Swindell, Keith Urban, Hardy, The War And Treaty, Jordan Davis, Lainey Wilson and Bailey Zimmerman will all take the stage to perform.
As always, there will also be an astounding amount of collaborations. Carly Pearce and Trisha Yearwood will share the stage as will Ashley McBryde, Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack, Pillbox Patti and John Osborne
Cole Swindell and Jo Dee Messina, who previously teamed up on the CMA stage for "She Had Me At Heads Carolina," will also collaborate on the ACM stage.
Gabby Barrett, BRELAND, Brandy Clark, Jordan Davis, Mickey Guyton, Tyler Hubbard, Dustin Lynch, T.J. Osborne, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, MacKenzie Porter, Dak Prescott, Emmitt Smith, Tanya Tucker, Keith Urban and Trisha Yearwood are among this year's scheduled presenters.
How to Watch the 2023 ACM Awards
The 2023 Academy of Country Music awards will livestream on Prime Video for the second consecutive year. Amazon Prime membership is not required to stream the show. The ceremony will also be available to stream after the broadcast on Prime Video, the Amazon Music App and on Amazon Freevee,
"We are thrilled to once again bring the Emmy Award-nominated Academy of Country Music Awards to our global audience," Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. "The 2022 show gave viewers an immersive, fan-first nonstop event, showcasing the ability to create dynamic experiences across Amazon even after the live show ends. We are excited to join with the Academy of Country Music and MRC for 2023 once again and to help redefine the award show experience for fans."
The 2022 ACM awards were held in Las Vegas and hosted by Dolly Parton, Gabby Barrett and Jimmie Allen.
"The Academy is proud to extend our relationship with Amazon to once again deliver the ACM Awards live to a global audience on Prime Video," Academy of Country Music CEO Damon Whiteside said in a statement. "The March 2022 show was a defining moment for the ACM and a huge step forward for country music, allowing audiences around the world to see their favorite artists perform live and be recognized for their excellence. We can't wait to take the show to a new level for fans with an exciting new venue and integrated partnership with the Dallas Cowboys."
Entertainer of the Year
Female Artist of the Year
Male Artist of the Year
Single of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company-Label(s)]
"Heart Like a Truck," Lainey Wilson (Producer: Jay Joyce, Record Company-Label: Broken Bow Records)
"Never Wanted to Be That Girl," Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde (Producers: Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally, Record Company-Label: Big Machine Records/Warner Music Nashville)
"She Had Me at Heads Carolina," Cole Swindell (Producer: Zach Crowell, Record Company-Label: Warner Music Nashville)
"Thank God," Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown (Producer: Dann Huff, Record Company-Label: RCA Nashville)
"'Til You Can't," Cody Johnson (Producer: Trent Willmon, Record Company-Label: Warner Music Nashville/CoJo Music)
Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Dan + Shay
Maddie & Tae
The War and Treaty
Group of the Year
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band
Album of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company-Label(s)]
Ashley McBryde, Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville (Producer: John Osborne, Record Company-Label: Warner Music Nashville)
Lainey Wilson, Bell Bottom Country (Producer: Jay Joyce, Record Company-Label: Broken Bow Records)
Luke Combs, Growin' Up (Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton, Record Company-Label: Columbia Records)
Miranda Lambert, Palomino (Producers: Jon Randall, Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Mikey Reaves, Record Company-Label: Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville)
Jon Pardi, Mr. Saturday Night (Producers: Jon Pardi, Bart Butler, Ryan Gore, Record Company-Label: Capitol Records Nashville)
New Female Artist of the Year
New Male Artist of the Year
Song of the Year [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
Morgan Wallen, "Sand in My Boots" (Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Josh Osborne, Michael Hardy, Publishers: Relative Music Group; Sony/ATV Accent; Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing; Sony/ATV Tree Publishing)
Cole Swindell, "She Had Me at Heads Carolina" ( Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Cole Swindell, Jesse Frasure, Mark D. Sanders, Thomas Rhett, Tim Nichols, Publishers: Ashley Gorley Publishing Designee; Be A Light Publishing; Colden Rainey Music; EMI Blackwood Music Inc; Songs Of Roc Nation Music; Sony Tree Publishing; Telemitry Rhythm House Music; Universal Music Corp; WCMusic Corp; Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp)
Cody Johnson, "'Til You Can't" (Songwriters: Ben Stennis, Matt Rogers, Publishers: Anthem Canalco Publishing; Dead Aim Music; The Stennis Mightier Music)
Hardy feat. Lainey Wilson, "Wait in the Truck" (Songwriters: Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy, Renee Blair, Publishers: Humerus Publishing Global; Nontypical Music; Pile of Schmidt Songs; Rednecker Music; Relative Music Group; Round Hill Verses Publishing; Sony/ATV Accent; Sony/ATV Tree Publishing; The Money Tree Vibez; WC Music Corp; Who Wants to Buy My Publishing)\
Chris Stapleton, "You Should Probably Leave" (Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Chris DuBois, Chris Stapleton, Publishers: One77 Songs; Sea Gayle Music; Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing; Spirit Two Nashville; WC Music Corp)
Music Event of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company-Label(s)]
Chris Young with Mitchell Tenpenny, "At the End of a Bar" (Producers: Chris DeStefano, Chris Young, Record Company-Label: RCA Nashville)
Cole Swindell & Jo Dee Messina, "She Had Me at Heads Carolina [Remix]" (Producer: Zach Crowell, Record Company-Label: Warner Music Nashville)
Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown, "Thank God" (Producer: Dann Huff, Record Company-Label: RCA Nashville)
Dustin Lynch feat. MacKenzie Porter, "Thinking 'Bout You" (Producer: Zach Crowell, Record Company-Label: Broken Bow Records)
Hardy feat. Lainey Wilson, "Wait in the Truck" (Producers: Derek Wells, HARDY, Joey Moi, Jordan Schmidt, Record Company-Label: Big Loud Records)
Visual Media of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) and Director(s))
Kelsea Ballerini, "Heartfirst" (Producers: Christen Pinkston & Wesley Stebbins-Perry, Director: P Tracy)
Cole Swindell, "She Had Me at Heads Carolina" ( Producer: Troy Jackson, Director: Spidey Smith)
Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown, "Thank God" (Producer: Luke Arreguin, Director: Alex Alvga)
Cody Johnson, "'Til You Can't" (Producer: Maddy Hayes, Director: Dustin Haney)
Hardy feat. Lainey Wilson, "Wait in the Truck" (Producer: Inkwell Productions, Director: Justin Clough)
Carly Pearce, "What He Didn't Do" (Producer: Ryan Byrd, Director: Alexa Campbell)
Artist-Songwriter of the Year
Songwriter of the Year