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The Academy of Country Music has postponed the 55th ACM Awards

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Posted at 12:37 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 13:43:55-04

The Academy of Country Music has postponed the 55th ACM Awards over the coronavirus.

The awards were scheduled to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 5.

The ACM Awards will now take place in September, although no exact date has been announced.

“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. 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,” said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music.

Keith Urban was slated to host the show for the first time.