The Academy of Country Music Awards are back for the 55th annual awards show! Though a postponement moved the show from its original planned date back in March 2020 to September, it’s set to be an even bigger spectacle now that the event will include both live and pre-taped performances from some of country music’s most popular artists.
Award shows have been stepping up their game and offering bigger and better performances lately. This time around, the show will feature performances from host Keith Urban with Pink, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, Trisha Yearwood, Miranda Lambert, Mickey Guyton, Tim McGraw, and Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani. Plus, the show will open up with all five of the Entertainer of the Year nominees performing a must-see medley of their hits. There will even be a live performance debut of Taylor Swift’s latest single “Betty” from her new album Folklore.
The show must go on, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, so on Wednesday, September 16, the Academy of Country Music is holding its 55th annual ACM Awards live from Nashville beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
If you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch a live stream of the 2020 ACM Awards online for free:
Watch CBS on FuboTV using Hola VPN
You can watch a live stream of CBS (live in most markets) and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which you can use for free with a seven-day trial right here:
FuboTV Free Trial
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the 2020 ACM Awards live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch shows on-demand within three days of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
Watch CBS on Hulu With Live TV
You can watch a live stream of CBS (live in most markets) and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which you can try out for free with a seven-day trial:
Hulu With Live TV Free Trial
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch the 2020 ACM Awards live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which includes most new shows and events by the next day) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).