How to stream the 2019 ACM Awards for free


Academy of Country Music

This weekend, go full-blown honky-tonk for the 2019 Academy of Country . For one raucous night, country big wigs, producers, fans, and most of , and songwriters will celebrate the best the industry has to offer.

Many will be in attendance to score a coveted award, but the night’s won’t just be crooners in tears thanking momma. What seems like half of the folks nominated for the 2019 ACM Awards will also be performing live, with more than a few unprecedented collaborations and surprises. Plus, Jason Aldean is taking the ACM Dick of the Decade award, which only five have received.

’s everything need to know to tune into the 2019 ACM Awards for free, including the complete of nominees and performers.

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Who is hosting the 2019 Awards?

Country music legend (and Kelly Clarkson’s mother-in-) Reba McEntire will be hosting this year’s ACM Awards.

Who are the 2019 ACM Awards performers?

What is the 2019 ACM Awards?

The 54th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will air on Sunday, April 7, at 8pm ET. It will air on for .

What channel is on?

The 2019 ACM Awards will air on , but if you’ve the cord, are still plenty of ways to live , as detailed .

2019 ACM Awards live stream: How to the Country Music Awards for free

To watch the 2019 ACM awards, you’ll need access to CBS. Luckily, there are a handful of service options that come with a one-week free , so you can try out the service before committing. Depending on which service you choose, the availability of CBS in your area might vary.

The links below will offer a quick primer on which channels are included with each service, as well as the cost associated (after the free trial) and the you can use to stream.


NBC CBS All Access

CBS All Access

  • Cost: $5.99 per month for streaming with ads, $9.99 per month for the ad-free version (after a one-week free trial)
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV,  Android and Android TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, select smart TVs, Xbox, PS4, and the CBS app.

CBS All Access is the network’s answer to or . With it, you’ll be able to live stream CBS and the 2019 ACM Awards. Plus, there are 10,000 episodes of CBS television to binge, including hit shows The Big Bang Theory, Big Brother, and NCIS. You’ll also be able to stream CBS All Access exclusives like Star Trek: Discovery and reboot.


nintendo Hulu

Hulu with Live TV

  • Cost: $44.95 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
  • : Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)

is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, , not to mention . As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including , a full suite of , Cartoon Network, , and even deep cuts like and . Heres the complete list of .


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PlayStation Vue

  • Cost:$44.99-$79.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
  • : PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)

If you have a PS4 and are into the idea of having your gaming and streaming needs met in the same place, PlayStation Vue is made for you. Still, you don’t need a console to enjoy this service. You can also use a Roku, Amazon Fire devices, and even Kodi. Plus, you’ll get awesome channels like , , and in PlayStation Vue’s entry-level package. One subscription works with up to five devices, all with unlimited cloud DVR storage, which makes it one of the most binge-friendly solutions. (Here are all of .)


Academy of Country Music FuboTV


  • Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter (after a 7-day free trial)
  • : Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)

FuboTV was built with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, and even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are present too, including Viceland, , , and . Heres the complete .


CBS YouTube TV

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts. Each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. There are sports channels like , , and four . , Disney XD, Disney Junior, and will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like and NBC Universo. , , and are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of here.)

6) Locast

NBC Locast

  • Cost: Free
  • Devices: Most web browsers

If you’re lucky enough to live in New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston, Denver, Boston, or Dallas, the non-profit streaming service Locast will let you stream the 2019 ACM Awards. The only downside is you’ll be relegated to watching in a web browser, instead of a fancy flat-screen, unless you use Chromecast or a similar device.

2019 Academy of Country Music Awards nominees

Entertainer of the year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Female artist of the year

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

Male artist of the year

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Duo of the year

  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • LoCash
  • Maddie & Tae

Group of the year

  • Lady Antebellum
  • Lanco
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion

Song of the year

  • Break Up In The End, Cole Swindell
    Songwriters: Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill and Jon Nite
  • Broken Halos, Chris Stapleton
    Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton
  • Meant To Be, Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
    Songwriters: David Garcia, Tyler Hubbard, Joshua Miller, Bebe Rexha
  • Space Cowboy, Kacey Musgraves
    Songwriters: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
  • Tequila, Dan + Shay
    Songwriters: Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers
  • Yours, Russell Dickerson
    Songwriters: Casey Brown / Russell Dickerson / Parker Welling

New female artist of the year

  • Danielle Bradbery
  • Lindsay Ell
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Carly Pearce

New male artist of the year

  • Jimmie Allen
  • Luke Combs
  • Jordan Davis
  • Michael Ray
  • Mitchell Tenpenny

New vocal duo or group of the year

  • High Valley
  • Runaway June

Album of the year

  • Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay
  • Desperate Man, Eric Church
  • From A Room Vol. 2, Chris Stapleton
  • Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
  • The Mountain, Dierks Bentley

Single of the year

  • Down to the Honky Tonk, Jake Owen
  • Heaven, Kane Brown
  • Meant To Be, Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
  • Most People Are Good, Luke Bryan
  • Tequila, Dan + Shay

Video of the year

  • Babe, Sugarland featuring Taylor Swift
  • Burn Out, Midland
  • Burning Man, Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
  • Drunk Girl, Chris Janson
  • Shoot Me Straight, Brothers Osborne
  • Tequila, Dan + Shay

Music event of the year

  • Burning Man, Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
  • Drowns the Whiskey, Jason Aldean featuring Miranda Lambert
  • Everythings Gonna Be Alright, David Lee Murphy featuring Kenny Chesney
  • Keeping Score, Dan + Shay featuring Kelly Clarkson
  • Meant To Be, Bebe Rexha Featuring Florida Georgia Line

Songwriter of the year

  • Ross Copperman
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Shane McAnally
  • Chase McGill
  • Josh Osborne

Casino of the year – small capacity

  • Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant, OK
  • Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort – Cherokee, NC
  • The Joint: Tulsa – Tulsa, OK
  • Peppermill Hotel & Casino, Wendover, NV
  • Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort – Mt. Pleasant, MI

Casino of the year – large capacity

  • Casino Rama – Orillia, ON
  • Grand Casino Hinckley – Hinckley, MN
  • Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
  • Sandia Casino Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
  • WinStar Global Event Center – Thackerville, OK

Festival of the year

  • Boots & Hearts – Oro-Medonte, ON
  • Faster Horses – Brooklyn, MI
  • Stagecoach – Indio, CA
  • Tortuga Music Festival – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Windy City Smokeout – Chicago, IL

Nightclub of the year

  • Dusty Armadillo – Rootstown, OH
  • Grizzly Rose – Denver, CO
  • Joe’s on Weed St – Chicago, IL
  • Joe’s Live – Rosemont, IL
  • Stoney’s Rockin’ Country – Las Vegas, NV

Venue of the year – small capacity

  • House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
  • House of Blues – Boston, MA
  • Floore’s – Helotes, TX
  • Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
  • Surf Ballroom – Clear Lake, IA

Venue of the year – medium capacity

  • Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
  • Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion Gilford, NH
  • Ascend Amphitheater Nashville, TN
  • The Wharf Amphitheater – Orange Beach, AL
  • The Anthem Washington, DC

Venue of the year – large capacity

  • Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
  • BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
  • Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
  • PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
  • Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Noblesville, IN

Don Romeo talent buyer of the year

  • Todd Boltin – Variety Attractions
  • Billy Brill – Billy Alan Productions
  • Gil Cunningham – Neste Live!
  • Kell Houston – Houston Productions
  • Nicole More – Wilson Events, Inc.

Promoter of the year

  • Brent Fedrizzi – AEG Presents
  • Stacy Vee – Goldenvoice
  • Ed Warm – Joe’s Bar
  • Adam Weiser – AEG Presents
  • Jason Wright – Live Nation

Bass player of the year

  • Mike Brignardello
  • JT Cure
  • Ian Fitchuk
  • Tony Lucido
  • Glenn Worf

Drummer of the year

  • Matt Chamberlain
  • Ian Fitchuk
  • Evan Hutchings
  • Aaron Sterling
  • Nir Z

Guitar player of the year 

  • Tom Bukovac
  • Jedd Hughes
  • Danny Rader
  • Adam Shoenfeld
  • Ilya Toshinskiy
  • Derek Wells

Piano/keyboards of the year

  • Dave Cohen
  • David Dorn
  • Ian Fitchuk
  • Tony Harrell
  • Charlie Judge
  • Gordon Mote

Specialty instruments of the year 

  • Ian Fitchuk
  • Jenee Fleenor
  • Carl Miner
  • Mickey Raphael
  • Ilya Toshinskiy

Steel guitar player of the year 

  • Dan Dugmore
  • Steve Hinson
  • Mike Johnson
  • Russ Pahl
  • Justin Schipper

Audio engineer of the year 

  • Craig Alvin
  • Ryan Gore
  • Jeff Juliano
  • Vance Powell
  • F Reid Shippen

Producer of the year

  • Buddy Cannon
  • Ian Fitchuk
  • Dann Huff
  • Jay Joyce
  • Michael Knox


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