In recent weeks, events have been canceled or postponed in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The latest event to be rescheduled is the Arkansas Country Music Awards.
This event was originally scheduled to take place on June 1 but it has been pushed back to August. Now, the Arkansas Country Music Awards will be held on Monday, Aug. 3.
“The original date of June 1st is no longer feasible due to precautionary announcements made by Governor Hutchison and President Trump; the best response is to move the date out to Monday, August 3rd. Charles Haymes and I have discussed this issue with many professionals and dignitaries across the country who plan to attend, and this is the best option,” ACMA president and founder Nathan Hunnicutt said in a statement.
Rescheduling the event will actually help the awards ceremony, providing the organizers with additional time to plan it. According to the organizers, the red carpet portion of the evening and the pre-show mixer are expected to grow in size and scope.
Katelynn Zoellner will serve as the evening’s co-host, with country hit-maker Billy Dean serving as a special guest. The ACMA Lifetime Achievement Award recipients include Charlie Rich, Wayland Holyfield and Levon Helm.
The ACM Awards will be held at Maumelle High School on August 3 with the VIP pre-show at 5:30 p.m. and the awards show at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased here.