Allegiant Stadium to host musical showpiece


Country Music Awards at Allegiant Stadium Image: Allegiant Stadium

Prime Video, the Academy of Country Music and MRC announced on November 18th that the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards will take place on March 7th, 2022 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, US.

The ‘Allegiant Stadium’ stated that country music’s favorite party and musical event of the year will stream on Prime Video in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, marking the first time a major awards show has livestreamed exclusively. Information regarding tickets will be announced in the coming weeks.

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, artistes 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.

The Allegiant Stadium is a domed stadium located in Paradise, Nevada, United States. It serves as the home stadium for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL) and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels college football team. Located adjacent to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, Allegiant Stadium is a global events destination, highlighted by the arrival of the NFL’s iconic Raiders in 2020. Allegiant Stadium, which won the ‘Best Venue’ honors at the 2020 World Football Summit Industry Awards, is ideally located for both visitors and locals, fully enclosed and climate-controlled with a capacity of 65,000.

MRC Live & Alternative, a division of global entertainment company MRC, is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programing with the ‘Academy of Country Music Awards’, ‘American Music Awards’, ‘Billboard Music Awards’, ‘Golden Globe Awards’, and a lot more plumes to its beret. MRC Live & Alternative owns one of the world’s most extensive and unique entertainment archive libraries with more than 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programing.

Prime Video offers customers a vast collection of movies, series, and sports – all available to watch on hundreds of compatible devices. Prime Video is just one of many shopping and entertainment benefits included with a Prime membership, along with fast, free shipping on millions of Prime-eligible items at, unlimited photo storage, exclusive deals and discounts, and access to ad-free music and Kindle ebooks.

Said Damon Whiteside, CEO, Academy of Country Music, “We are thrilled to return to Las Vegas to celebrate country music’s Party of the Year in this incredible brand-new stadium and on the Prime Video streaming service for the first time ever. We can’t thank the City of Las Vegas and Allegiant Stadium enough for welcoming us for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards – a party so big only a stadium can hold it!”

The ‘Allegiant Stadium’ further stated that honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in country music, the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments, and more to be announced in the coming months.

Recently, Amazon Music announced that its global music brand Country Heat had surpassed 13 billion streams in the US since its first station launched in October 2016, showcasing Amazon customers’ love for country music.

R.A. Clark is Executive Producer of the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

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