The 58th Annual ACM Awards Will Return To Texas For The First Time Since 2015

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The 58th annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be back once again next year, slated for Thursday, May 11, 2023.

With that being said, the ceremony is making its return to the Lone Star State for the first time since 2015, as it’ll be livestreamed on Prime Video from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, according to Deadline.

Last year was the ceremony’s first run on Amazon Prime, switching away from a major network, and while we have no idea what the numbers looked like, it was obviously good enough for Amazon to give it another go.

Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, expressed her excitement about Prime Video livestreaming the event:

“We are thrilled to once again bring the Emmy Award-nominated Academy of Country Music Awards to our global audience. 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.”

ACM CEO Damon Whiteside added:

“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. 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.”

Ryan Redington, VP of music industry at Amazon Music, finished it up by saying:

“Country is a cornerstone of Amazon Music. This year’s event paved the way for an incredibly powerful, cross-Amazon collaboration for one of the biggest country music moments of the year and we look forward to expanding to new heights in celebration of the 2023 nominees.”

Too bad they won’t recognize any actual Texas country artists… or let them perform.

I mean, can you imagine an awards show with Mike and the Moonpies or Cody Jinks performing? Get Turnpike, Flatland Cavalry, Kaitlin Butts or Josh Abbott in there…

Now THAT’S an award show I’d watch…

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