ACM NEW ARTISTS OF THE YEAR RILEY GREEN AND TENILLE TOWNES ANNOUNCE INDUSTRY AWARD & STUDIO RECORDING AWARD WINNERS FOR THE 55TH ACM AWARDS®

Los Angeles, CA (December 8, 2020) – Today, the Academy of Country Music’s® reigning New Male Artist Riley Green and reigning New Female Artist Tenille Townes announced the Industry Award and Studio Recording Award winners via the Academy of Country Music® Facebook. 2020 Industry Awards, 2020 and 2021 Studio Recording Awards along with Special Award recipients (to be announced next Spring) will be honored during the 14th ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 55th & 56th ACM Awards. There will not be 2021 Industry Award recipients as eligibility requirements were unable to be met due to the live entertainment shutdown caused by the pandemic. ACM Honors will take place on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. More information to come in early Spring.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN THROUGH JANUARY 8, 2021 FOR THE 56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 7, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today that submissions for the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards™ are open through January 8, 2021. Categories eligible for submissions include Main Awards, Radio Awards and Video of the Year Award. There will not be 2021 Industry Award recipients as eligibility requirements were unable to be met due to the live entertainment shutdown caused by the pandemic. The 56th Academy of Country Music Awards will broadcast LIVE on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on CBS.

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