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The Academy of Country Music Awards are staying on Amazon Prime Video for the next two years, making the streaming platform their home for the 2024 and 2025 ceremonies. That will take the event through its 60th anniversary show. The upcoming 59th annual awards will take place in May 2024 from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The recent 2023 ceremony was hosted by Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks.
Amazon MGM Studios head of television Vernon Sanders said in a statement, “When Prime Video first streamed the ACM Awards in 2022, we were overwhelmed with the response from our global audience. After seeing last year’s show grow to more than 7.7 million viewers, we could not be more thrilled to continue our relationship with the Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions for the next two years, and especially through the show’s milestone 60th anniversary in 2025. We look forward to continuing the success and bringing even more star-studded and captivating shows to fans around the world.”
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ACM CEO Damon Whiteside added, “The Academy is proud to extend our relationship with Amazon for the next two years, through the historic milestone of the 60th ACM Awards, and continue to bring Country Music’s Party of the Year live to a global audience on Prime Video. Thanks to the biggest host pairing of all time, Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, the comprehensive, cross-platform program with our partners at Prime Video and Amazon Music, and the dedicated fans in Texas and around the world, the May 2023 show was a groundbreaking success and illustrates that our pioneering and innovative move to streaming was absolutely the right one at the right time! We’re eager to see everyone back in Texas once again at the home of the Dallas Cowboys next May for another groundbreaking ACM Awards show!”
Penske CEO, Chairman and Founder Jay Penske said, “The ACM Awards continues its legacy of celebrating the very best of country music, captivating audiences globally. We look forward to collaborating with our partners at the Academy of Country Music and Prime Video building together towards the show’s 60th anniversary in 2025.” (Penske is also the parent company of Gold Derby.)
And GM of Amazon Music Ryan Redington stated, “We had the best time bringing the ACM Awards to country music fans last year. The ACM Awards continue to shine a spotlight on talent with incredible performances year after year, and celebrate the artists, songwriters, and producers that make country music great. We look forward to bringing one of the biggest country music moments of the year to fans again in 2024.”
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