First held in 1966, the Academy of Country Music Awards -- known as the ACM Awards -- is country music's oldest mainstream awards show. For the first five years of its existence, the show didn't even have an Entertainer of the Year category, and it didn't start being broadcast on live television until 1972! But from those humble beginnings has sprung a time-honored tradition in country music: From emotional acceptance speeches to jaw-dropping performances and surprise collaborations, the show has delivered no shortage of memorable moments over the years. For the bulk of its first four decades, the ACM Awards took place in California, and in 2003, the show moved to Las Vegas, Nev., where it has -- for the most part -- taken place ever since. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, for the first time ever, the ACM Awards took place in Nashville, Tenn., where it was spread through a handful of iconic Music City venues including the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe.
Country Music Memories: Garth Brooks' ACM Entertainer Three-peat
Brooks was humbled by the big honor.
Country Music Memories: Garth Brooks Sets an ACM Awards Record
On April 24, 1991, Brooks set an ACMs record
Why Miranda Lambert Won the ACM Award for Entertainer of the Year
Did Miranda Lambert have the best year, or was this a legacy award? Does it matter?
Jason Aldean Reflects on 2017 Route 91 Shooting at the 2022 ACMs
As the artist who was on stage during that devastating mass shooting, he'll always have a special connection to Vegas.
Carrie Underwood Might Be Working on New Music: 'Soon'
Backstage at the ACM Awards, Carrie Underwood offered a cryptic tease about some new music she might have in the works.
Brothers Osborne's Neon ACMs Outfits Were Made by John Osborne
"We bought some coverall Dickies online, and...."
Thomas Rhett Suffered a Wardrobe Malfunction at the 2022 ACMs
He did not let it spoil his night.
Brothers Osborne, Brittney Spencer Close Out 2022 ACM Awards
Even Carrie Underwood seemed in awe.
Chris Young, Mitchell Tenpenny Join Forces at ACMs
They kept it simple and focused on their voices.