The 2023 Academy of Country Music Awards will be presented on Thursday evening.
Before the broadcast, viewers will be able to tune in for the red carpet arrivals in a free live stream starting at 7pm ET/4pm PT on Prime Video, the Amazon Music channel on Twitch and Amazon Live.
The Academy of Country Music, Prime Video and Dick Clark Productions have recruited Amber Anderson, Kelly Sutton, Priscilla Block, BRELAND and Elaina Smith to host the official red carpet show, which will feature “VIP access to all the excitement of the red carpet”, which includes the biggest fashion trends, interviews with stars, a behind-the-scenes look and appearances from Dalton Dover, Tigirlily Gold and Matt Stell.
You can watch all the preshow festivities live, above.
Anderson and Sutton are co-hosts of the Country Heat Weekly podcast; Black has been nominated for the 2023 ACM Awards for New Female Artist of the Year; Breland is Amazon Music’s Breakthrough Artist of 2022 and Smith is a 2023 ACM Radio Awards winner.
Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks host the 58th ACM Awards; Parton will also perform. Hardy and Lainey Wilson lead the nominees for the awards and will also perform.
Other artists planned include Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Jordan Davis, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Jelly Roll, Ed Sheeran, Keith Urban, The War and Treaty, and Bailey Zimmerman, along with collaborations from Carly Pearce and Trisha Yearwood, Cole Swindell and Jo Dee Messina and Ashley McBryde with Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack, Pillbox Patti and John Osborne.
The ceremony is free to stream live at 8pm ET/5pm PT Thursday on Prime Video (Prime membership not required to watch). It will be available in more than 240 countries and territories on Prime Video and the Amazon Music channel on Twitch from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The full rebroadcast will be available to watch for free on Prime Video after the show and on Amazon Freevee on Fridays from 8pm ET/5pm PT.
The ACM Awards are produced by Dick Clark Productions, with Raj Kapoor, Barry Adelman and Fonda Anita as executive producers and Damon Whiteside as executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. Patrick Menton is co-executive producer.
Penske Media Eldridge is the parent company of Dick Clark Productions and The Hollywood Reporter.