Kelsea Ballerini, Brothers Osborne to Announce 2021 ACM Awards Nominees

We are only a couple days away from knowing who the nominees are for the 2021 ACM Awards! The Academy of Country Music announced today that Kelsea Ballerini and Brothers Osborne will announce the nominees on Friday, February 26. The nominees will be announced on CBS This Morning at 8:30 AM ET, with additional nominees announced via

Ballerini and Brothers Osborne will announce the nominees for Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Duo of the Year, Group of the Year and Single of the Year. The nominees for New Male Artist of the Year, New Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Music Event of the Year will be announced on

The 2021 ACM Awards will once again take place in Nashville, instead of Las Vegas, where they are typically held, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The awards will air live from the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe.

“We’re thrilled to return to Music City’s most iconic venues as we come together on April 18th to celebrate the best in Country Music, back in our normal awards cycle,” Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music, said in a statement. “A huge thank you to the city of Nashville, Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and Bluebird Cafe for welcoming us back to Nashville, where we can look out for the safety of our artists while shining a spotlight on this vibrant city after a tough 2020.”

The 2020 ACM Awards were postponed until September because of COVID-19. The ceremony also made history for marking the first time two artists, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett, tied for the night’s highest honor, Entertainer of the Year.

The 2021 ACM Awards will air live on Sunday, April 18, at 8:00 PM on CBS.