The Academy of Country Music Awards are going to the Big D…and we mean Dallas!
One of country music’s biggest events, the ACM Awards had a home at various locations in Los Angeles from its inception in 1966 through 2002. In 2003, the awards show moved to Las Vegas where it took place every year until 2015 when the 50th anniversary event was held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The ACMs returned to Vegas for four more years before live events were canceled due to the pandemic. During 2020 and 2021, the ceremonies were broadcast live on television from various locations in Nashville, keeping with the social distancing mandates.
In 2022, the ACM awards returned to Las Vegas once more for its first in-person event in two years. But, the Academy of Country Music announced Tuesday (July 19) that their annual awards show will be making the move to Frisco, Texas, a suburb of Dallas and the home of Ford Center at The Star, an indoor football stadium at team headquarters for the Dallas Cowboys.
At 98,000-square-feet, The Star seats 12,000 and serves as a practice facility for the Dallas Cowboys.
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Following in the footsteps of last years’ event, the 2023 Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live on Amazon Prime Video. The event will air on May 11, 2023.
“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,” Academy of Country Music CEO Damon Whiteside said in a statement.
See some of our favorite moments from the 2022 ACM Awards below.