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Circle Announces ACM Awards Red Carpet Week ft. Luke Bryan, Tenille Townes, Dolly Parton & More

ACM Awards

Join Circle TV, the network dedicated to putting fans inside the circle of everything country, for a special ACM Awards® Red Carpet Week, kicking off Saturday, September 12 leading up to the highly anticipated 55th ACM Awards on Wednesday, September 16 on CBS. Circle will highlight the awards by running over 40 hours of programming, trivia to quiz yourself on the show’s history, and fresh content. Featuring past and current ACM Nominees, programming will include Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Dolly Parton, Martina McBride, Keith Urban, George Jones, Sara Evans, Lee Brice, Old Dominion, Josh Turner, Carly Pearce, John Rich, and more.

Circle’s ACM Awards Red Carpet Week will kick -off with an ACM Themed Opry Live performance on Saturday, September 12 at 8 PM ET, featuring this year’s ACM New Artists of the Year Tenille Townes and Riley Green, and more. Immediately before the Opry Live, a special livestream of Circle Sessions: ACM Awards with John Rich, Luke Bryan, Josh Turner, and more will premiere on Circle’s FacebookYouTube and Twitter at 7:30 PM ET.

The countdown will also feature the premiere of Coming Home featuring this year’s ACM New Male Artist winner Riley Green, as he visits his hometown to retrace the early days of his career. Circle will also have brand new episodes of Coffee, Country and Cody with interviews from past and present nominees. 

ACM Awards Red Carpet Week will lead viewers into the highly anticipated 55th ACM Awards on Wednesday, September 16 live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream on demand on CBS All Access. The show will make history as it airs live from Nashville, TN for the first time ever, broadcasting from three of Music City’s most legendary venues – the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, and Bluebird Cafe.

“This year’s 55th Academy of Country Music Awards will be unlike any other, and we are thrilled to have Circle’s ACM Awards Red Carpet Week lead with this early celebration,” said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “With intimate moments commemorating artists’ past ACM Awards experiences, interviews with current nominees, and an inside look into our new artist winners, Tenille Townes and Riley Green, there is something for every Country fan to enjoy as they prepare for the live telecast on September 16!”  

“We are honored to be a part of the history-making 55th ACM Awards by airing a special Red Carpet Week on Circle TV,” said Drew Reifenberger, General Manager at Circle Media. “We’ve curated non-stop content featuring some of the most notable past and current ACM Awards nominees to help fans get excited for the big night. It is also humbling to have the awards show in our backyard for the first time ever during such unprecedented times and we can’t wait to help honor these legendary venues in Music City.” 

Circle’s ACM Red Carpet Week programming schedule, airing from Saturday, September 12 through Wednesday, September 16, can be found here: Some of the week’s highlights include:

Opry Live The show must go on! In spite of the Opry having to suspend their public performances, the show must go on for the live radio audience, and now for the Circle audience, with these one-hour performances by ACM Winners and Nominees Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Tenille Townes, Riley Green, and more.

Circle Sessions Hosts Bill Cody & Nan Kelley interview some of your favorite country music artists. Features ACM Winners and Nominees Carly Pearce, Tenille Townes, Sara Evans, and Lee Brice.

Coming Home with Riley Green Circle travels back to country artists’ hometowns to learn more about the start of their career.

Soundstage Soundstage is a live concert series that features intimate performances by well-established and up-and-coming artists. ACM Winners and Nominees Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion, Dierks Bentley, and more. 

Coffee, Country & Cody Hosted by Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Famer and affable television personality Bill Cody, his producer and sidekick Charlie Mattos and Megan Alexander.

Dailey & Vincent Hosted by Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, The Dailey & Vincent TV Show showcases the best American Music: Country, Bluegrass, and Gospel – Features ACM Winners and Nominees Winners, Paul Overstreet, Trace Adkins, and more! 

Hee Haw Best of the 80’s country music and humor television variety show hosted by Roy Clark and Buck Owens, featuring special guest artists and past ACM Winners and Nominees Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Porter Wagnor, and more.

Check for complete programming information for Circle’s ACM Awards Red Carpet Week.

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