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Academy of Country Music Awards partners with Circle for 'ACM Awards Red Carpet Week'

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Academy of Country MusicThe Academy of Country Music is rolling out the (virtual) red carpet with a week of programming on the Circle TV network, leading up to the 2020 ACM Awards. 

The ACM is partnering with Circle, the network that broadcasts the Grand Ole Opry, for ACM AwardsRed Carpet Week, which includes four days worth of shows that spotlight ACM Awards nominees past and present. 

The programming kicks off on September 12 with Opry performances by New Female Artist of the Year Tenille Townes and New Male Artist of the Year Riley Green, along with Ashley McBryde, who was named New Female Vocalist in 2019, all airing at 8 p.m. ET.

Ahead of the Saturday night Opry show, Luke BryanJosh TurnerCarly Pearce and others will partake in the livestream event Circle Sessions: ACM Awards at 7 p.m. ET. 

The ACM-themed schedule also includes the premiere of Riley’s new series Coming Home, offering fans an inside look at his hometown of Jacksonville, Alabama.

Meanwhile, Kenny ChesneyDierks BentleyOld DominionMartina McBride and more will perform as part of the intimate, live concert series Soundstage, along with re-runs of Hee Haw featuring appearances by Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and Merle Haggard 

The series of shows lead up to the 2020 ACM Awards, airing live from the Opry, Ryman Auditorium and Bluebird Cafe in Nashville on September 16 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

By Cillea Houghton
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