Country fans have a reason to be excited. The Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards air Sunday, and tons of celebrities will be there. The night honors musicians who have made major accomplishments in the country music industry over the past year, so music lovers won’t want to miss it. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to tune in.
The ACM Awards will air Sunday on CBS at 8 p.m. EDT. They will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, so viewers won’t want to be late. Those watching on television just have to find the channel, but those with an internet connection have the option of live-streaming the show.
CBS All Access allows users to watch the channel live online via the website or the mobile app. However, an account is required. Those who haven’t signed up for the website yet can watch for free for a week. However, those who have already signed up pay $5.99 a month for the service.
Optimum subscribers can watch live TV from CBS online by using the log in information from the cable company. Unfortunately, it’s only available in select markets. Click here to see the list.
The show, hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will have plenty of star power and some unexpected celebrities partnerships. Miranda Lambert will be there to perform with Billy Gibbons and Keith Urban, and Dolly Parton will sing alongside pop star Katy Perry. Other performers include Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood, just to name a few.
The ACM Awards also will be a little different than usual. Although fans got to voice their opinions in the entertainer of the year category at previous ceremonies, they will not get to vote this year. Billboard reports that the ACM board felt too much campaigning was happening, so now industry professionals will choose the winner. Lambert, Bryan, Eric Church, Garth Brooks and Jason Aldean are nominated for the coveted award. Fans will have to tune in online or via TV to find out who is the 2016 entertainer of the year.