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ACM Submissions Now Open, Category Name Changes Revealed

Submissions for the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards are open now through Jan. 3. Categories eligible for submissions include Main Awards, Radio Awards, Industry Awards and Video of the Year. The submissions eligibility period is Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2019. First round voting will be held Jan. 21-27, second round will follow Feb. 4-10 and final round voting will occur March 3-9. Details and submission criteria here.

Additionally, Industry Awards will now be voted on by the membership categorized in the Artist/Musician/Producer/Engineer, Venue, Manager, Talent Agent and Talent Buyer/Promoter categories. Previously, Industry Awards were voted on by all membership categories. Updates to Industry Award category names include Casino of the Year-Arena (previously Casino of the Year-Large Capacity), Club of the Year (previously Nightclub of the Year), Theater of the Year (previously Venue of the Year-Small Capacity), Outdoor Venue of the Year (previously Venue of the Year-Medium Capacity), Arena of the Year (previously Venue of the Year-Large Capacity) and the addition of a new category, Fair/Rodeo of the Year. More here.