ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES SUBMISSIONS & VOTING TIMELINE FOR 2022 ACM AWARDS® NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE NOVEMBER 30
ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES
SUBMISSIONS & VOTING TIMELINE FOR 2022 ACM AWARDS®
Los Angeles, CA (October 25, 2021) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the submissions and ballot timeline for professional membership voting for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards™ coming in 2022. The Academy also announced changes and additions within the Studio Recording Awards and Radio Awards categories. The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards™ will be exclusively streamed on Amazon Prime Video in a historic partnership, the first major awards show to be broadcast solely via a streaming platform.
Submissions for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards™️ are now open as of 10 a.m. CT / 8 a.m. PT today (Monday, October 25, 2021). The Academy is accepting entries through Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 5 p.m. CT/3 p.m. PT. Please click here to submit.
Additionally, the ACM Board of Directors approved changes to the Academy’s Studio Recording Awards’ Guitar Player of the Year category, now splitting it into two awards, individually recognizing Acoustic Guitar Player of the Year and Electric Guitar Player of the Year. The previously awarded Steel Guitar Player of the Year will now be considered within the existing Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year Award category. And in the Radio Awards, the National On-Air Personality of the Year category has been split to now recognize both a National Weekly On-Air Personality of the Year and a National Daily Personality of the Year.
Lastly, the Academy of Country Music has updated the voting security protocols for their Awards, implementing a new double-authentication process through a mobile number, rather than through a member’s email address, for added safety and protection for the voting professional members.
“As we approach the 57th ACM Awards cycle, ensuring a secure and efficient voting process for our members is a top priority. We look forward to the implementation of our new double-authentication process and the extra safety layer it will offer in maintaining the integrity of our prestigious ACM Awards,” said Tommy Moore, VP Artist and Industry Relations, Governance and Board Administration. “Additionally, we are thrilled to continue to expand our Awards and to open our arms to celebrate even more radio personalities and studio musicians who help keep this industry running. We look forward to recognizing both acoustic and electric guitar players, as well as national weekly and national daily on-air personalities for the first time this year!”
The eligibility period for submissions for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards is January 1, 2021 through November 15, 2021. Key dates for Academy professional members for the 2021 ACM Awards cycle are as follows:
- Submissions Period Opens: October 25, 2021
- Submissions Period Closes: November 30, 2021
- First Round Voting Main Awards: January 3, 2022 – January 10, 2022
- First Round Voting Radio Awards: January 3, 2022 – January 17, 2022
- Second Round Voting Main Awards: January 24, 2022 – January 31, 2022
- Final Round Voting Radio Awards: January 24, 2022 – February 7, 2022
- Final Round Voting Main Awards: February 21, 2022 – February 28, 2022
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About the Academy of Country Music
Founded in Southern California in 1964 as a regional trade organization, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) has grown in the almost-60 years since into a leading association for the Country Music industry. Today, the Academy boasts more than 4,550 professional members nationwide and serves as a powerhouse advocate for Country fans, artists, and all facets of the business, as well as a supporter of philanthropic work through charitable arm ACM LIFTING LIVES®, which works to improve lives through the power of music. 2022 will be a landmark year for the Academy, with the relocation of its headquarters from Los Angeles, CA to Nashville, TN and its iconic Academy of Country Music Awards™ streaming on Amazon Prime Video, in a historic partnership, the first time a major awards show has been streamed exclusively. For more information, log onto www.ACMcountry.com or www.ACMLiftingLives.org.