The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony, originally slated for April 5 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is moving to September following concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak. The new date is yet to be determined.
“The ACM Awards is a tentpole event for our Country Music industry, and the Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions went to great lengths to find a safe solution for the show to go on so that we can honor our artist community," said ACM CEO Damon Whiteside in a statement released on Sunday (March 15). "This decision involved many partners, stakeholders and the industry who we have been in constant conversations with over the past several days as the situation has developed. We look forward to identifying a future date that we can celebrate with our Country community safely."