October 15, 2021: Deadline to Apply for New Memberships & Renew Memberships to Maintain

Voting Eligibility for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards in 2022

Los Angeles, CA (9.1.2021) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today that the ACM Membership application and renewal process is now open. Accepted and active Academy members gain access to a suite of benefits including the right to vote on the Academy of Country Music Awards, as well as early access to tickets for ACM events, discounts on industry partner events, industry data insights, monthly educational and networking events, and more.

The Academy of Country Music is also updating voting security by implementing a new double-authentication process through a mobile number, rather than through a member’s email address. With this new functionality in mind, members are encouraged to update their mobile phone number during the renewal window, as they pay their dues.

New membership applications and existing membership renewals opened today, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 9 AM PT / 11 AM CT with a deadline to apply by Wednesday October 15, 2021 at 5 PM PT / 7 PM CT for members to be eligible to vote during the 2021 Awards cycle. To apply online for a membership with the Academy of Country Music, please visit the ACM Membership platform at:

About the Academy of Country Music

Founded in Southern California in 1964, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) is a fan-focused artist and industry-driven organization, providing the financial resources to ensure the on-going philanthropic work of ACM LIFTING LIVES, the charitable arm of the Academy, which works to improve lives through the power of music. The Academy has a rich history in the entertainment industry, having been founded when Southern California was a hotbed of emerging Country Music and when Westerns were a staple of television programing and film production. Comprised of more than 4,550 professional members nationwide, the ACM is headquartered in Encino, Calif. For more information, log onto or

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