The 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards, also known as the ACM Awards, airs tonight, at 8 p.m. ET/time-delayed PT, on the CBS network. Reba McEntire returns as the host of the event and there are a ton of high-profile performers set to take the stage. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch CBS live on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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Now let’s get into tonight’s nominees. When it comes to some of the biggest awards, here are the nominations:
Entertainer of the Year
Male Artist of the Year
Female Artist of the Year
Album of the Year
Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay
Desperate Man, Eric Church
From a Room: Volume 2, Chris Stapleton
Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
The Mountain, Dierks Bentley
Song of the Year
“Break Up In The End,” Cole Swindell
“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
“Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
“Space Cowby,” Kacey Musgraves
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay
“Yours,” Russell Dickerson
Video of the Year
Babe – Sugarland featuring Taylor Swift
Burn Out – Midland
Burning Man – Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
Drunk Girl – Chris Janson
Shoot Me Straight – Brothers Osborne
Tequila – Dan + Shay
Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Group of the Year
Little Big Town
New Female Artist of the Year
New Male Artist of the Year
New Duo or Group of the Year
This year, country artist Jason Aldean is the recipient of the ACM Artist of the Decade award. In excitement, Aldean told Billboard, “I had no idea that I would be the next one in line to get that. It’s a really proud feeling for me and I really don’t think it’s going to all set in until we actually get there, and it all starts going down that night.” Aldean also said, “I didn’t even know that was coming up this year. It’s something that happens every 10 years, so you just don’t think about it. Over the last decade, I feel like we’ve had a pretty great run, but there are a lot of artists that have been out there that have as well. For me, I’m just a little shocked, a little surprised and extremely honored.”
Tune in to see Aldean perform, as well as pick up his honor. Plus, see the creative collaborations and other winners at the 2019 ACM Awards.
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