The 55th Annual CMAs Postponed

Keith Urban. Photo by Tara Mays/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9469010g)

The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony, originally slated for April 5, has been postponed. 

Multiple outlets report that this year’s CMAs have been moved to amid Coronavirus concerns. An exact date is yet to be determined.

“The ACM Awards® is a tentpole event for our Country Music industry, and the Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions went to great lengths to find a safe solution for the show to go on so that we can honor our artist community,” said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “This decision involved many partners, stakeholders and the industry who we have been in constant conversations with over the past several days as the situation has developed. We look forward to identifying a future date that we can celebrate with our Country community safely.”

The ACM Awards postponement follows a tidal wave of cancelations and postponements in the film, television and music industries.