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How to stream the 2019 ACM Awards for free

Don’t miss country music’s biggest party, hosted by Reba McEntire.


Jaime Carrillo


This weekend, Las Vegas will go full-blown honky-tonk for the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards. For one raucous night, country music big wigs, producers, fans, and most of all, singers and songwriters will celebrate the best the industry has to offer.

Many will be in attendance to score a coveted award, but the night’s events won’t just be crooners in tears thanking momma. What seems like half of the folks nominated for the 2019 ACM Awards will also be performing live, with more than a few unprecedented collaborations and surprises. Plus, Jason Aldean is taking home the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade award, which only five other artists have received.

Here’s everything you need to know to tune into the 2019 ACM Awards live stream for free, including the complete list of nominees and performers.

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Who is hosting the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards?

Country music legend (and Kelly Clarkson’s mother-in-law) Reba McEntire will be hosting this year’s ACM Awards.

Who are the 2019 ACM Awards performers?

  • Jason Aldean
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Bryan
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Eric Church
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Luke Combs
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Khalid
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Little Big Town
  • Ashley McBryde
  • McEntire
  • Maren Morris
  • Old Dominion
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Blake Shelton
  • Chris Stapleton
  • George Strait
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban

What time is the 2019 ACM Awards?

The 54th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will air on Sunday, April 7, at 8pm ET. It will air on delay for PT.

What channel is the Academy of Country Music Awards on?

The 2019 ACM Awards will air on CBS, but if you’ve cut the cord, there are still plenty of ways to live stream online, as detailed below.

2019 ACM Awards live stream: How to watch the Country Music Awards for free

To watch the 2019 ACM awards, you’ll need access to CBS. Luckily, there are a handful of live TV streaming service options that come with a one-week free trial, so you can try out the service before committing. Depending on which service you choose, the availability of CBS in your area might vary.

The links below will offer a quick primer on which channels are included with each service, as well as the cost associated (after the free trial) and the devices you can use to stream.

1) CBS All Access

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CBS All Access is the network’s answer to Netflix or Hulu. With it, you’ll be able to live stream CBS and the 2019 ACM Awards. Plus, there are 10,000 episodes of CBS television to binge, including hit shows The Big Bang Theory, Big Brother, and NCIS. You’ll also be able to stream CBS All Access exclusives like Star Trek: Discovery and The Twilight Zone reboot.


2) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy. Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.


3) PlayStation Vue

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If you have a PS4 and are into the idea of having your gaming and streaming needs met in the same place, PlayStation Vue is made for you. Still, you don’t need a console to enjoy this service. You can also use a Roku, Amazon Fire devices, and even Kodi. Plus, you’ll get awesome channels like AMC, BBC America, and Bravo in PlayStation Vue’s entry-level package. One subscription works with up to five devices, all with unlimited cloud DVR storage, which makes it one of the most binge-friendly solutions. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)


4) FuboTV

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FuboTV was built with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, and even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are present too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.


5) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts. Each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. There are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels. Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Networkwill keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


6) Locast

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  • Cost: Free
  • Devices: Most web browsers

If you’re lucky enough to live in New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston, Denver, Boston, or Dallas, the non-profit streaming service Locast will let you stream the 2019 ACM Awards. The only downside is you’ll be relegated to watching in a web browser, instead of a fancy flat-screen, unless you use Chromecast or a similar device.


2019 Academy of Country Music Awards nominees

Entertainer of the year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Female artist of the year

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

Male artist of the year

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Duo of the year

  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • LoCash
  • Maddie & Tae

Group of the year

  • Lady Antebellum
  • Lanco
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion

Song of the year

  • “Break Up In The End,” Cole Swindell
    Songwriters: Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill and Jon Nite
  • “Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
    Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton
  • “Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
    Songwriters: David Garcia, Tyler Hubbard, Joshua Miller, Bebe Rexha
  • “Space Cowboy,” Kacey Musgraves
    Songwriters: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
  • “Tequila,” Dan + Shay
    Songwriters: Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers
  • “Yours,” Russell Dickerson
    Songwriters: Casey Brown / Russell Dickerson / Parker Welling

New female artist of the year

  • Danielle Bradbery
  • Lindsay Ell
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Carly Pearce

New male artist of the year

  • Jimmie Allen
  • Luke Combs
  • Jordan Davis
  • Michael Ray
  • Mitchell Tenpenny

New vocal duo or group of the year

  • High Valley
  • Runaway June

Album of the year

  • Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay
  • Desperate Man, Eric Church
  • From A Room Vol. 2, Chris Stapleton
  • Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
  • The Mountain, Dierks Bentley

Single of the year

  • “Down to the Honky Tonk,” Jake Owen
  • “Heaven,” Kane Brown
  • “Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
  • “Most People Are Good,” Luke Bryan
  • “Tequila,” Dan + Shay

Video of the year

  • “Babe,” Sugarland featuring Taylor Swift
  • “Burn Out,” Midland
  • “Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
  • “Drunk Girl,” Chris Janson
  • “Shoot Me Straight,” Brothers Osborne
  • “Tequila,” Dan + Shay

Music event of the year

  • “Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
  • “Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean featuring Miranda Lambert
  • “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” David Lee Murphy featuring Kenny Chesney
  • “Keeping Score,” Dan + Shay featuring Kelly Clarkson
  • “Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha Featuring Florida Georgia Line

Songwriter of the year

  • Ross Copperman
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Shane McAnally
  • Chase McGill
  • Josh Osborne

Casino of the year – small capacity

  • Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant, OK
  • Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort – Cherokee, NC
  • The Joint: Tulsa – Tulsa, OK
  • Peppermill Hotel & Casino, Wendover, NV
  • Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort – Mt. Pleasant, MI

Casino of the year – large capacity

  • Casino Rama – Orillia, ON
  • Grand Casino Hinckley – Hinckley, MN
  • Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
  • Sandia Casino Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
  • WinStar Global Event Center – Thackerville, OK

Festival of the year

  • Boots & Hearts – Oro-Medonte, ON
  • Faster Horses – Brooklyn, MI
  • Stagecoach – Indio, CA
  • Tortuga Music Festival – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Windy City Smokeout – Chicago, IL

Nightclub of the year

  • Dusty Armadillo – Rootstown, OH
  • Grizzly Rose – Denver, CO
  • Joe’s on Weed St – Chicago, IL
  • Joe’s Live – Rosemont, IL
  • Stoney’s Rockin’ Country – Las Vegas, NV

Venue of the year – small capacity

  • House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
  • House of Blues – Boston, MA
  • Floore’s – Helotes, TX
  • Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
  • Surf Ballroom – Clear Lake, IA

Venue of the year – medium capacity

  • Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
  • Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford, NH
  • Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville, TN
  • The Wharf Amphitheater – Orange Beach, AL
  • The Anthem – Washington, DC

Venue of the year – large capacity

  • Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
  • BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
  • Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
  • PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
  • Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Noblesville, IN

Don Romeo talent buyer of the year

  • Todd Boltin – Variety Attractions
  • Billy Brill – Billy Alan Productions
  • Gil Cunningham – Neste Live!
  • Kell Houston – Houston Productions
  • Nicole More – Wilson Events, Inc.

Promoter of the year

  • Brent Fedrizzi – AEG Presents
  • Stacy Vee – Goldenvoice
  • Ed Warm – Joe’s Bar
  • Adam Weiser – AEG Presents
  • Jason Wright – Live Nation

Bass player of the year

  • Mike Brignardello
  • JT Cure
  • Ian Fitchuk
  • Tony Lucido
  • Glenn Worf

Drummer of the year

  • Matt Chamberlain
  • Ian Fitchuk
  • Evan Hutchings
  • Aaron Sterling
  • Nir Z

Guitar player of the year 

  • Tom Bukovac
  • Jedd Hughes
  • Danny Rader
  • Adam Shoenfeld
  • Ilya Toshinskiy
  • Derek Wells

Piano/keyboards of the year

  • Dave Cohen
  • David Dorn
  • Ian Fitchuk
  • Tony Harrell
  • Charlie Judge
  • Gordon Mote

Specialty instruments of the year 

  • Ian Fitchuk
  • Jenee Fleenor
  • Carl Miner
  • Mickey Raphael
  • Ilya Toshinskiy

Steel guitar player of the year 

  • Dan Dugmore
  • Steve Hinson
  • Mike Johnson
  • Russ Pahl
  • Justin Schipper

Audio engineer of the year 

  • Craig Alvin
  • Ryan Gore
  • Jeff Juliano
  • Vance Powell
  • F Reid Shippen

Producer of the year

  • Buddy Cannon
  • Ian Fitchuk
  • Dann Huff
  • Jay Joyce
  • Michael Knox

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