This year’s Academy of Country Music Awards are almost here, and to prepare, EW has rounded up all the must-know information about this year’s show.

As with every other major event since the coronavirus pandemic started, the ACMs, which celebrate the biggest names and emerging talent in country music, will look a little different this year. However, like the VMAs, the awards ceremony is still set to be broadcast live.

From who is performing to how you can watch, here’s everything you need to know so far about this year’s ACMs.

When are the ACMs?

Originally scheduled for April, the ceremony was pushed back to September on account of the pandemic. The 55th ACM Awards will now be broadcast on Wednesday, Sept. 16 (live 8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream on-demand on CBS All Access.

Who’s performing?

For the first time in the show’s history, the awards will be broadcasting from three different iconic Nashville venues: Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and The Bluebird Cafe. Artists at the Ryman include Kelsea Ballerini performing “Hole in the Bottle,” Gabby Barrett performing her No. 1 hit “I Hope,” Maren Morris performing “To Hell & Back,” Old Dominion performing a special medley of their No. 1 hits, and Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, performing their No. 1 hit “Beer Can’t Fix.” Previously announced performers Riley Green and Tenille Townes will also perform at the Ryman.

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