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Music City
ACMs ANNOUNCE SUBMISSIONS & VOTING TIMELINE
12/4/23

The Academy of Country Music has announced that the submissions and ballot timeline for the 59th ACM Awards will be open from 11am CT on 1/8 through 7pm CT on 1/26.

The Board of Directors have also revealed changes and additions within New Female Artist of the Year, New Male Artist of the Year and New Duo or Group of the Year, extending charting for these categories to open eligibility to more artists.

Additionally, the Board has adopted criteria to require a minimum of three eligible submissions to award a category. In the instance there are not three eligible submissions within a category, a professional panel may vote to allow additional considerations to meet the required minimum.

“The 59th ACM Awards cycle brings changes to awards categories that will allow more artists, groups, and duos the chance to qualify and be recognized with an ACM Award, which will benefit emerging artists and help put a spotlight on the future of the genre,” said Daniel Miller, Chair of the ACM Awards, voting and membership committee.

“I am proud that the ACM Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year, continues to be one of the favorite and most-watched awards shows today,” said Damon Whiteside, ACM CEO. “We look forward to receiving our industry’s submissions for the 59th ACM Awards, and especially to celebrating the best of 2023 next May!”

The submissions eligibility period for the ACMs is 1/1/23 through 12/31/23. For more info and to submit, click here.

Here are key dates for Academy members:

Submissions Period: 1/8-1/26
First Round Voting, Main Awards: 2/26-3/4
First Round Voting, Radio Awards: 2/26-3/11
Second Round Voting, Main Awards: 3/18-3/25
Final Round Voting, Radio Awards: 3/18-4/1
Final Round Voting, Main Awards: 4/15-4/22

The 59th ACM Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions and will stream exclusively on Prime Video for a third straight year, live from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Tex. as part of the ACM Awards’ renewed partnership with Amazon.