Everything You Need To Know About The 2023 ACM Awards

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Each year, the ACM honors outstanding country artists, songs, albums, songwriters, and music videos at its annual awards ceremony. Every ceremony also includes performances from some of the hottest stars in country music at the moment.

Fans always look forward to the ACM Awards. But a lot has changed over the past few years. Because of this, some people may have missed some of the key details about this year’s ceremony. Don’t fret, because we have all of the need-to-know information right here!

When Are The 2023 ACM Awards?

The 2023 ACM Awards are tonight (Thursday, May 11). Previously, the ACM Awards were typically held in April. Last year’s ceremony was in March, but this year’s is in May!

What Time Does The Ceremony Start?

The 2023 ACM Awards start at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT with a red carpet show. The main ceremony begins at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT and will last for two hours.

Where Is The Ceremony Taking Place?

This year, the ACM moved from Las Vegas to Frisco, Texas. The ceremony is being held at the Ford Center at The Star.

How Can I Watch The ACM Awards?

The ACM Awards will not air on TV this year. Instead, the show will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Music’s channel on Twitch. An Amazon Prime membership is not required to watch the livestream.

Who Is Hosting?

Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton are co-hosting the ACM Awards this year. Parton has hosted the ceremony before, but this is Brooks’ first time hosting any major awards show.


Who Are All Of The Nominees?

You can find a full list of nominees here.

HARDY scored the highest number of nominations this year with a total of seven. Lainey Wilson followed close behind him with six nominations.

The ACM made history by nominating seven artists for Entertainer of the Year this year. Usually, only five artists are nominated in the category. Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Chris Stapleton, Kane Brown, and reigning winner Miranda Lambert are the nominees.


Who’s Performing?

As of this writing, these are the artists who have been announced as performers at the 2023 ACM Awards:

  • Dolly Parton
  • Lainey Wilson
  • Luke Combs
  • Kane Brown
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde feat. Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack, Pillbox Patti, and John Osborne
  • Bailey Zimmerman
  • War and Treaty
  • Cody Johnson
  • Jason Aldean
  • Keith Urban
  • Jelly Roll
  • Cole Swindell & Jo Dee Messina
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Carly Pearce & Trisha Yearwood
  • Jordan Davis

Have Any Winners Been Announced Early?

Yes! As of publication, the ACM has announced the winners of five awards before the main ceremony. Those winners are:

  • Ashley Gorley – Songwriter of the Year
  • HARDY – Artist-Songwriter of the Year
  • Zach Bryan – New Male Artist of the Year
  • Hailey Whitters – New Female Artist of the Year
  • “Wait in the Truck” by HARDY and Lainey Wilson – Visual Media of the Year

Tune in to the ACM Awards tonight to find out who wins in the other categories!

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