The 56th Academy of Country Music Awards is Heading Back to Nashville

Carrie Underwood at the 47th Annual American Music Awards in 2019. Photo by Stewart Cook/Shutterstock (10481437v)

The 56th Academy of Country Music Awards is heading back to where it all started—Nashville.

After postponing last year’s event until September and then having a socially distanced show due to the pandemic, the 2021 awards show will take place for the second year in a row in Nashville.

The show will be set up in three of Nashville’s most iconic venues, paying homage to Music City. CBS will broadcast the show from the Grande Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe.

“We’re thrilled to return to Music City’s most iconic venues as we come together on April 18th to celebrate the best in Country Music, back in our normal awards cycle,” said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music said in a statement.

“A huge thank you to the city of Nashville, Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and Bluebird Cafe for welcoming us back to Nashville, where we can look out for the safety of our artists while shining a spotlight on this vibrant city after a tough 2020.”

The 56th ACM is set to air on April 18. No hosts or performers have been announced yet, but they should be revealed over the next few months.