• Gold Level (lower level, but not floor/orchestra) tickets to the Awards Show
  • All-Star Jam, Official ACM After Party
  • TV Special event the night after
  • VIP Floor Packages also available

The Academy hosted its first country music awards show in 1966 honoring the industry’s accomplishments during the previous year. It was the first country music awards program held by a major organization, propelling country music into the public spotlight for the first time.

During the early 1970s, the organization changed its name to the Academy of Country and Western Music and finally to the Academy of Country Music (ACM) to avoid confusion about whether the organization was a music school.

Topic: Award Shows