In unison with CBS and Dick Clark Productions, the Academy of Country Music announced Tuesday the 56th CMAs will return to Nashville, TN after moving there in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ceremony will be broadcast April 18 from 7-10 p.m. on CBS and streamed via the upcoming Paramount+ from three locations in the heart of country music: the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium, and The Bluebird Café.
“We’re thrilled to return to Music City’s most iconic venues as we come together on April 18th to celebrate the best in Country Music, back in our normal awards cycle,” Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music said in a release. “A huge thank you to the city of Nashville, Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and Bluebird Cafe for welcoming us back to Nashville, where we can look out for the safety of our artists while shining a spotlight on this vibrant city after a tough 2020.”
The release stated safety guidelines will be implemented and followed.
Nominees and hosts will be announced in the coming months.