For the past 55 Aprils, the Academy of Country Music has handed out awards, except for April, 2020, when, due to Covid restrictions, the event was moved, but now it’s back on, for this April, hosted by Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton, who was asked to co-host by Urban, and is the first Black women to do so.
She is also a “New Female Artist of The Year” nominee for “Black Like Me,” released in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the “Black Lives Matter” demonstrations.
The Academy of Country Music awards and show will, once again, be staged in three iconic Nashville venues: The Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Café.
A first! All nominees for “Single Of The Year” are women! That’s never happened before.. they are:
“Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert
“I Hope” – Gabby Barrett
“I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce & Lee Brice
“More Hearts Than Mine”– Ingrid Andress
“The Bones” – Maren Morris
The lineup of performers is huge: 25 A-listers: Dierks Bentley, Dan & Shay, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Alan Jackson, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett and more.
The Academy of Country Music awards show airs Sunday, on CBS, 8P EDT/delayed PT.