Tuesday, July 19, 2022
– Amazon Prime Video today announced the return of the Academy of Country Music Awards to Dallas on May 11, 2023.
The 58th annual awards show will be held at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas.
The renewal between Amazon and the ACMS comes on the heels of the 57th annual awards, which was the first major awards show to stream live exclusively.
"We are thrilled to once again bring the Emmy Award-nominated Academy of Country Music Awards to our global audience," said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. "The 2022 show gave viewers an immersive, fan-first nonstop event, showcasing the ability to create dynamic experiences across Amazon even after the live show ends. We are excited to join with the Academy of Country Music and (producer) MRC for 2023 once again and to help redefine the award show experience for fans."
"The Academy is proud to extend our relationship with Amazon to once again deliver the ACM Awards live to a global audience on Prime Video," said Academy of Country Music CEO Damon Whiteside. "The March 2022 show was a defining moment for the ACM and a huge step forward for country music, allowing audiences around the world to see their favorite artists perform live and be recognized for their excellence. We can't wait to take the show to a new level for fans with an exciting new venue and integrated partnership with the Dallas Cowboys."
"This was a paradigm shift for the Academy of Country Music Awards to move to streaming in its 57th year and we owe its success to the impressive team at Amazon who unlocked tremendous value across their services," said MRC Live & Alternative President Adam Stotsky.
The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards will mark a return to Texas for the first time since the 50th ACM Awards at AT&T Stadium in Arlington in 2015. Ford Center at The Star in Frisco opened in 2016 and serves as the state-of-the-art practice facility for the Dallas Cowboys.