Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 ACM Awards
The ACM Awards will be back in Las Vegas, Nev., in 2018 -- and, after a year at the city's T-Mobile Arena, will return to their previous home. A few other tweaks, both in the voting process and in the timing of the show, not to mention in its hosts, have been made for 2018 as well.
So, when are the 2018 ACM Awards? Who are the nominees? What else should country music fans know about the annual awards show? Read on for all the details about Country Music's Party of the Year.
When and Where Are the the 2018 ACM Awards?
The 2018 ACM Awards will take place at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15. The ceremony will begin at 8PM ET.
Where Can I Watch the 2018 ACM Awards and the 2018 ACM Awards Red Carpet?
The 2018 ACM Awards will air live on CBS.
Details about the 2018 ACM Awards red carpet will be announced as the show draws closer.
Who’s Hosting the 2018 ACM Awards and 2018 ACM Awards Red Carpet?
McEntire hosted the ACM Awards in a number of past years: She first hosted the show in 1986, with Mac Davis and John Schneider, and then returned in 1988, that time with Hank Williams Jr. as her co-host. In 1993, McEntire co-hosted the ACM Awards with Randy Owen and George Strait, and she and Alan Jackson co-hosted the ceremony in 1995.
McEntire finally hosted the ACM Awards solo for the first time in 1999, and then every year from 2001 through 2010. She and Blake Shelton co-hosted the ceremony in 2011 and 2012, before McEntire bowed out to make room for Luke Bryan as Shelton's co-host.
Bryan and Shelton co-hosted the ACM Awards until 2016, when Shelton departed and Dierks Bentley signed on. Fans had been wondering who would take Bryan and Shelton's place since early February, when Bentley revealed during the 2018 Country Radio Seminar that he and Bryan would not be co-hosting this year.
The Academy of Country Music has not yet revealed a host or co-hosts for the 2018 ACM Awards red carpet broadcast. The Boot will share that information when it's made available.
Who’s Nominated at the 2018 ACM Awards?
Reba McEntire and Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O'Dell revealed the nominees for the 2018 ACM Awards on March 1. Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett are among the most-nominated artists this year, and there are a number of newbies in the mix; a complete list of nominees is available here, and some analysis can be found here.
Who's Going to Win at the 2018 ACM Awards?
You'll just have to watch and find out! However, in the meantime, you should make some predictions!
How Does Voting Work for the 2018 ACM Awards?
Click here for a complete explanation of the ACM Awards voting process.
Who’s Performing at the 2018 ACM Awards?
Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett are all scheduled to perform during the 2018 ACM Awards, the Academy of Country Music revealed on March 7. FGL will be joined by Bebe Rexha for their performance; together, the two acts will sing "Meant to Be," their chart-topping collaboration.
Bentley, meanwhile, wants fans' help with his performance: He will sing his newest single, "Woman, Amen," and he'll use the fan-submitted photos of everyday female heroes as a backdrop. Images must be submitted by April 4 to be considered; visit CBS.com/Dierks for full details.
Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
Who’s Presenting at the 2018 ACM Awards?
Presenters will also be announced in the coming weeks.
Who Will be Attending the 2018 ACM Awards?
Expect to see all of this year's hosts, performers and presenters at the 2018 ACM Awards ceremony, not to mention most of, if not all of, the nominees! Fans will also be able to attend the show: Tickets for the 2018 ACM Awards are on sale now via AXS.com.
What About the Rest of the 2018 ACM Awards-Related Events?
The ACM's Party for a Cause always precedes the ACM Awards; this year, the Party for a Cause will run April 12-15 and consist of events throughout Las Vegas. Scheduled events include ACM Stories, Songs & Stars, a guitar pull-style event; the first-ever ACM Topgolf Tee-Off; the Pool Party for a Cause, Tailgate Party and Bash at the Beach; an ACM Awards after-party and more.
A portion of proceeds from ACM Party for a Cause events will benefit ACM Lifting Lives. Visit PartyForACause.com to learn more about the event and tickets.
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