The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced Thursday that country music’s “biggest stars” will perform from home on Sunday April 5 in a two-hour TV special labeled “ACM Presents: Our Country.”
The program will air on CBS at 5 p.m. Pacific time/ 8 p.m. on the East Coast, according to a statement.
“With appearances and concerts canceled, Country Music’s biggest stars are practicing social distancing by staying home — and inviting fans to join them for a new kind of entertainment special,” it said.
The show “will feature intimate conversations and at-home acoustic performances with top Country artists, along with clips of their favorite moments from the Academy of Country Music Awards’ 55-year history. … Participating artists will be announced in the coming weeks.”
Artists will appear from their homes via video chat to share some heartfelt thoughts and perform acoustic versions of Country hits. Additionally, video clips from previous ACM Award broadcasts will allow viewers to reminisce with them about their favorite ACM moments. It will be a night filled with entertainment, hope and reflection, bringing the healing power of music to Americans at a time when they need it most.
“Although the highly anticipated 55th ACM Awards show is unable to take place on April 5th due to the health crisis, we still wanted to deliver fans an entertaining ACM Country Music special as planned,” said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “We are thrilled to announce `ACM Presents: Our Country,’ an all-new special that allows fans to connect with their favorite Country artists and to relive some of the greatest moments of the ACM Awards, all from the comfort and safety of their own homes.”
The Country Music Awards will air on CBS in September at a date, time and venue to be determined.
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