Become an ACM Member
From its founding in 1964 as a regional trade organization, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC has grown in the almost-60 years since into a leading association for the Country Music industry. Today, with more than 4,600 professional members nationwide, the Academy is more dedicated than ever to serving as a powerhouse advocate for Country fans, artists, and the business sector, as well as promoting new artists, artists on the rise, and established superstars. The ACM is also a proud and active supporter of philanthropic work through its charitable arm ACM LIFTING LIVES®, which harnesses the power of the Country Music community and partners to provide aid in times of need, with a focus on health-related initiatives.
There’s truly never been a better time to join the Academy of Country Music and be a member of this dynamic, historic, and vigorous community of thought leaders, power players, and creative pioneers. Indeed, 2022 has proven to be a landmark year for the Academy, with the relocation of the organization’s headquarters to Nashville after decades in Los Angeles, and, in a historic partnership with Amazon, its iconic Academy of Country Music Awards™ streamed live on Prime Video in 235 territories all over the globe, the first time a major awards show has streamed exclusively.