PEOPLE, Academy of Country Music® & Dick Clark Productions Partner for Official Pre-Show Preceding the “55th Academy of Country Music Awards™”

People, Academy of Country Music® & Dick Clark Productions partner for official pre-show preceding the “55th Academy of Country Music Awards™”

PeopleTV Red Carpet Live: 55th ACM Awards Streams LIVE Exclusively on PEOPLE’s Digital Platforms Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 7PM ET / 6PM CT Prior to the ACM Awards Telecast on CBS

LOS ANGELES, CA – PEOPLE, in partnership with the Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions, announced today that it will be producing and exclusively live-streaming PeopleTV Red Carpet Live: 55th ACM Awards, the official pre-show for the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ on Wednesday, September 16 beginning at 7:00PM ET/6:00PM CT/4:00PM PT. The 55th ACM Awards®, hosted by reigning ACM® Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, will be broadcast on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network and will be available to stream live and on demand on CBS All Access.

The pre-show, hosted by PeopleTV’s Jeremy Parsons in New York, will feature interviews with ACM Awards performers, presenters and nominees from Nashville and will be available exclusively on PEOPLE’s digital platforms, including PeopleTV, the streaming network from PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly,, the leading celebrity news and entertainment website, PEOPLE’s YouTube channel, and the Facebook and Twitter accounts for PEOPLE and PeopleTV. PEOPLE will post socially throughout the evening using the hashtag #ACMawards.

For the first time in the show’s history, the awards will take place in Nashville at three iconic Country Music venues: Grand Ole Opry House, the historic Ryman Auditorium, and The Bluebird Cafe. As previously announced, the 55th ACM Awards will also feature performances by Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Riley Green, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift, Tenille Townes, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban with P!NK, Morgan Wallen and Trisha Yearwood. Joining the all-star lineup are presenters Lauren Alaina, Lily Aldridge, Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black, Bobby Bones, Cam, Darius Rucker, Runaway June and CeCe Winans.

For more information on the ACM Awards, visit You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook, follow on Twitter at @ACMawards, follow on Instagram at @ACMawards and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for more immediate updates.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards™
The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards™ is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on demand on CBS All Access. R.A. Clark, Amy Thurlow, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Linda Gierahn are executive producers. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.
About PeopleTV
PeopleTV is the celebrity news and entertainment streaming network powered by the award-winning PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly newsrooms. Viewers have unlimited, daily access to an expansive slate of programming which includes: breaking news, live red-carpet coverage, exclusive behind-the-scenes access into magazine cover stories, popular cast reunions and high-profile, one-on-one celebrity interviews. PeopleTV is available on, iOS and Android devices, Roku, The Roku Channel, Amazon Fire, AppleTV, Chromecast, Xumo, Pluto and Samsung TV Plus, as well as on fuboTV, Philo, and GCI.
About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most extensive and unique entertainment archive libraries with more than 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. dcp is part of MRC Live & Alternative, a division of diversified global entertainment company MRC. For additional information, visit

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