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How to watch ACM Awards 2023 live in Canada

The luminous constellation of country music stars is poised to align for one of the genre’s most esteemed nights. On Thursday, May 11, the curtains will rise for the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony, an annual celebration reverberating with the vibrant melodies and heartfelt stories inherent to country music.

Held at the illustrious Ford Center in Frisco, Texas, the event promises an evening of camaraderie and recognition among the industry’s finest. The gala will see a congregation of music’s luminaries in various roles – performers gracing the stage, nominees awaiting their moment of glory, recipients basking in their triumph, and the dynamic duo of Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks orchestrating the proceedings as the evening’s hosts.

Where, and streaming info

  • What: 58th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
  • When: May 11, 2023
  • Where: Ford Center stage at The Star in Frisco, Texas
  • Broadcaster: AmazonPrime
  • Online Streaming: PremiumTV (anywhere)

Who is hosting the 2023 ACM Awards?

Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton (Parton also co-hosted in 2022) will host the ceremonies.

Where to watch ACM Awards 2023 live in Canada?

You can stream the ACM Awards live in Canada on Hulu, but it requires a subscription to the Live TV plan, which costs CA$ 93.95/mo (US$ 69.99/mo).

However, due to geo-restrictions, Hulu’s streaming platform can only be accessed within the US. To overcome this limitation and watch the ACM Awards live on Hulu from Canada, you’ll need an over-the-top (OTT) service like Amazon Prime but it will charge one time $9.99. Unlike Hulu, Amazon Prime’s PremiumTV does not have any geographical restrictions, enabling viewers to livestream the ACM Awards from anywhere in the world.

Who is performing at the 2023 ACM Awards?

Parton is also performing at the event, though Brooks isn’t, but that could be because there’s barely enough time, with a huge roster of stars set to perform songs. Here’s the full list:

  • Jason Aldean
  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Cody Johnson
  • Jo Dee Messina
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Jelly Roll
  • Cole Swindell
  • Keith Urban
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Lainey Wilson
  • The War And Treaty
  • Bailey Zimmerman

In addition, the following stars will be presenting awards:

  • Gabby Barrett
  • Brandy Clark
  • Jordan Davis
  • Mickey Guyton
  • Tyler Hubbard
  • Dustin Lynch
  • TJ Osborne
  • Jon Pardi
  • Carly Pearce
  • MacKenzie Porter
  • Dak Prescott
  • Emmitt Smith
  • Tanya Tucker
  • Keith Urban
  • Trisha Yearwood

Here is the slate of nominees for this year’s ACM Awards,

Entertainer of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Morgan wallen

Female Artist of the Year

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Carly Pearce
  • Lainey Wilson

Male Artist of the Year

  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Jordan Davis
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Morgan Wallen

Duo of the Year

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Maddie & Tae
  • The War and Treaty

Group of the Year

  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion
  • Zac Brown Band

New Female Artist of the Year

  • Priscilla Block
  • Megan Moroney
  • Caitlyn Smith
  • Morgan Wade
  • Hailey Whitters

New Male Artist of the Year

  • Zach Bryan
  • Jackson Dean
  • Dylan Scott
  • Nate Smith
  • Bailey Zimmerman

Album of the Year

  • Ashley McBryde — Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville
  • Lainey Wilson — Bell Bottom Country
  • Luke Combs — Growin’ Up
  • Jon Pardi — Saturday Night
  • Miranda Lambert — Palomino

Single of the Year

  • Lainey Wilson — “Heart Like a Truck”
  • Carley Pearce & Ashley McBryde — “Never Wanted to be That Girl”
  • Cole Swindell — “She Had Me at Heads Carolina”
  • Kane Brown with Katelyn Brown — “Thank God”
  • Cody Johnson — “‘Til You Can’t”

Song of the Year

  • Morgan Wallen — “Sand in My Boots”
  • Cole Swindell — “She Had Me at Heads Carolina”
  • Cody Johnson — “‘Til You Can’t”
  • HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson — “wait in the truck:
  • Chris Stapleton — “You Should Probably Leave”

Visual Media of the Year

  • Kelsea Ballerini (dir. P Tracy) — “HEARTFIRST”
  • Cole Swindell (dir. Spidey Smith) — “She Had Me at Heads Carolina”
  • Kane Brown with Katelyn Brown (dir. Alex Alvga) — “Thank God”
  • Cody Johnson (dir. Dustin Haney) — “‘Til You Can’t”
  • HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson (dir. Justin Clough) — “wait in the truck”
  • Carly Pearce (dir. Alexa Campbell) — “What He Didn’t Do”

Songwriter of the Year

  • Nicolle Galyon
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Chase McGill
  • Josh Osborne
  • Hunter Phelps

Artist-Songwriter of the Year

  • Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Morgan Wallen

Music Event of the Year

  • Chris Young with Mitchell Tenpenny — “At the End of a Bar”
  • Cole Swindell & Jo Dee Messina — “She Had Me at Heads Carolina [Remix]”
  • Kane Brown with Katelyn Brown — “Thank God”
  • Dustin Lynch feat. MacKenzie Porter — “Thinking ‘Bout You”
  • HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson — “wait in the truck”

For aficionados of country music, this event is an unmissable spectacle. To ensure you do not miss a beat of the 58th ACM Awards, we have prepared a comprehensive guide for streaming the ceremony. Additionally, we’ll provide an insightful glimpse into the night’s roster of performers and a rundown of the nominated artists. Tune in for a night steeped in the rich traditions and contemporary vibes of country music.