The Academy of Country Music Awards will return for a second consecutive year for live streaming on Amazon Prime Video, with the 58th annual ceremony on Thursday, May 11, 2023.
The ACM Awards will be streamed live from The Star’s Ford Center in Frisco, Texas. Raj Kapoor will serve as executive producer.
The announcement was made today by Prime Video in association with the Academy of Country Music and MRC.
Additional details, including award submission timelines, hosts and performers, and ticket sales details, will be announced in the coming months.
The ACM’s 2022 Awards in March were the first major awards show to stream exclusively live. The show has been streamed across Prime Video, Amazon Music, Amazon Fashion, Amazon FreeVee, Amazon Live and others, and recently received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. The 2022 show is still available on demand on Prime Video, Amazon FreeVee and Amazon Music Unlimited.
“We’re thrilled to once again bring the Emmy Award-nominated Academy of Country Music Awards to our global audience,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “The 2022 show gave viewers an immersive, fan-first nonstop event, demonstrating the ability to create dynamic experiences across the Amazon long after the live show ends. We’re excited to join the Academy of Country Music and MRC once again for 2023 and help redefine the awards show experience for fans.”
The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards is produced by MRC Live & Alternative Kapoor will serve as executive producer. Damon Whiteside is the executive producer of the Academy of Country Music.
“The Academy is proud to once again expand our relationship with Amazon to bring the ACM Awards live to a global audience on Prime Video,” said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “The March 2022 show was a defining moment for the ACMs and a huge step forward for country music, which 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 an integrated partnership with the Dallas Cowboys.”
“It was a paradigm shift for the Academy of Country Music Awards to go streaming in its 57th year, and we owe its success to Amazon’s impressive team, who have unlocked tremendous value across their services,” said Adam Stotsky, MRC Live and Alternative President. “We are excited to name Raj Kapoor as executive producer and deliver an immersive experience that unlocks a powerful value proposition for artists and consumers alike and presents country music in a new and different way on a global stage.”
“Country is the cornerstone of Amazon Music,” said Ryan Reddington, VP of Music Industry at Amazon Music. “This year’s event paved the way for an incredibly strong, cross-Amazon collaboration for one of the biggest country music moments of the year, and we look forward to expanding to new heights in celebration of the 2023 nominees.”
The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards will return to Texas for the first time since the 50th ACM Awards in 2015.