Chris Young and Kane Brown perform for the 56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™. Hosted by Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton, the 56TH ACM AWARDS™ aired live on Sunday, April 18 on CBS. Stream the rebroadcast on Paramount+!

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By Nate Millado

Calling all country music fans: It was a performance-packed night to remember when the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards aired live Sunday, April 18, on CBS. More than 25 artists delivered some unprecedented collaborations and surprising moments—with pandemic protocols in mind, of course—from three legendary Nashville music venues: the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe. Hosted by 15-time ACM winner Keith Urban and New Female Artist of the Year nominee Mickey Guyton, the 56th ACM Awards showcased the genre's biggest names and emerging talent.

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