How to see the ACM 2021 awards: date, time, nominees and more

The ACM Awards return to Nashville. The 56th ACM Awards will take place on Sunday, April 18 after nominations for the Country Music Awards were revealed in February by Kelsea Ballerini and Brothers Osborne, as well as ET’s Rachel Smith.

Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton cleaned up in nominations, leading the group with six nods each. Meanwhile, Miranda Lambert added to her own nominations, she is the most nominated female artist in ACM history, with five new nominations, and ET exclusively announced on Friday morning that Gwen Stefani, John Legend and Pink were nominated for the first. time.

For everything you need to know about how and when to watch the 2021 ACM Awards, read on below and keep checking back for more information as it is announced.

When are the ACM 2021 awards? The show will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET (delayed PT) on Sunday, April 18, as well as live and on-demand on Paramount +, from three iconic Nashville venues: Grand Ole Opry House, the historic Ryman Auditorium. and The Bluebird. Cafeteria.

How to view the ACM 2021 Awards: Watch the ACM Awards on CBS on TV (check your local listings), or on Paramount + – which launches on March 4. Plans for that service start at $ 5 per month, though special offers are now available for new users.

Additionally, several live TV streaming services offer CBS, including Hulu with live TV, fuboTV, AT&T TV now and YouTube TV.

Who is nominated? The 2021 ACM Awards have many of the best in the country among the nominees, including Chris Stapleton and Maren Morris, who each garnered six nominations. For the most coveted award of the night, there are nominees for Artist of the Year, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and Stapleton.

Here are all the nominees for the 2021 ACM Awards.

How to follow ET’s coverage of the 2021 ACM Awards: Right here at, we’ll keep you updated on the awards, from the winners list, to the highlights and more. You can also follow ET on Twitter at @etnow, Facebook at Entertainment tonight and Instagram @entertainment.

Then the following night, Entertainment Tonight will break down all the best moments and performances from the show. Plus, see even more coverage at or by opening your ET Live app on your mobile device. ET Live also airs on channel 120 on Pluto TV and channel 1253 on Samsung TV Plus.

For additional coverage, you can follow the nominations on the ACM Awards Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts, and after all the nominees are announced, the list will be posted right here on and on

Watch the video below for the highlights of last year’s ACM awards.

ET and Paramount + are subsidiaries of ViacomCBS.


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