Swing Into 2020 With the ACM Country Music Awards
You and I and most good people work all day for a paycheck that arrives every other week. Country stars work all year hoping to snatch a few accolades during awards season, and the Academy of Country Music Awards is among the most coveted.
All the real fans have a few dates marked on their calendar, and every year, the night that the ACM awards are bestowed on the best of the best is prominently marked. It’s a night no fan plans to miss.
55th Annual Awards Premiere on April 5th
This year’s ACM Awards, which happens to be the 55th annual, is going down on April 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This is a great chance to not only see and hear the most popular country music stars as well as some acts that are on the horizon, but to enjoy the cultural icon of Las Vegas. There is really no place like it anywhere on earth.
The old strip has all the history and glitz you’d expect, and the new strip is elbow to elbow with amazing, awesome, incredible (get the picture) casinos that defy words like gigantic or immense. They’re just really, really really very big–and as much fun as they are over the top.
That’s when and where the Academy of Country Music awards are going to be handed out to the most popular stars in the industry. Don’t look now, but Keith Urban has been tapped to host the 2020 show, recently vacated by Reba McEntire. Shaking up the personalities is always good for a new look.
The Lineup: ACM’s Hottest Country Stars
Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett are among the top nominees with five each, and Dan + Shay, Shelton, Old Dominion and Justin Bieber received four.
However, the math gets stickier with the ACMs, resulting in too many asterisks if these single artists also co-wrote, co-produced and sang the nominated material.
Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney grabbed 7 nominations between them. Three of those were for 10,000 Hours, which they co-wrote and sang with Justin Bieber. Bieber received 4 noms–his first at the ACMs, unsurprisingly.
Morris is in the mix for female artist of the year (her fourth attempt there), album of the year (for her hit “Girl” album), music event of the year (for the all-star, all-female jam “Fooled Around and Fell in Love”) and as a member of a group of the year nominee — the Highwomen — getting their first love.
Rhett, the reigning Male Artist of the Year, gulped down nominations in four categories, including his first Entertainer of the Year nomination.
Rhett was also nominated as artist and producer for his album Center Point Road in the Album of the Year category. Huff was recognized in that category for his work on Center Point Road.
Wondering who the rest of the nominees are? Check out these prospects for the top awards.
Entertainer of the Year
In the running for entertainer of the year we’ve got mostly male singers. Carrie Underwood brings some estrogen into the picture with her nomination, and we’re excited to see how she stacks up! This year’s lineup is:
- Luke Bryan
- Eric Church
- Luke Combs
- Thomas Rhett
- Carrie Underwood
Grab your tickets and let’s see who the final winner will be.
Female Artist of the Year
Women make the world go round, and that’s why at VIPConcierge.com we’re watching closely to see which of these ladies snags the award for Female Artist of the Year:
- Kelsea Ballerini
- Miranda Lambert
- Maren Morris
- Kacey Musgraves
- Carrie Underwood
Which one would you pick? Let us know your thoughts – we’re curious!
Male Artist of the Year
Let’s not forget the guys. Check out the ACM Awards’ lineup of male singers and place your bets on which one will wind up winning Male Artist of the Year:
- Dierks Bentley
- Luke Combs
- Thomas Rhett
- Chris Stapleton
- Keith Urban
Each of these young artists is bringing their own unique twist to the American Country Music Awards, and we can’t wait to see who takes home the top prize. We know who we’re rooting for, do you? Snag tickets and find out if your guess is right!
Duo of the Year
There’s nothing quite as fun as watching dynamic duos take the stage and sing the night away. Here are a few that you can expect to see at the ACM Awards in 2020:
- Brooks & Dunn
- Brothers Osborne
- Dan + Shay
- Florida Georgia Line
- Maddie & Tae
We know it’s bound to be a great show with all of these fabulous duets taking the stage.
Group of the Year
For country music fans the ACM Awards Group of the Year is always a fun award to keep your eye on. And, there’re some great groups in the mix this year:
- Lady Antebellum
- Little Big Town
- Old Dominion
- The Highwomen
Ready, Set, Showtime!
While those aren’t the only categories in the ACM Awards, those are some of the big ones that we’ll be keeping our eyes on this year.
Other awards to look out for include Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year.
Better yet, some of these duos and singers make an appearance in multiple categories, meaning you’ll get the chance to see your favorite stars take home more than one award.
VIP Concierge can put you right where you need at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for maximum thrills during the show and the unashamedly wild after parties. Just call, and ask what we have available.