The Academy of Country Music moves its awards show to Amazon, ditching network TV.

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Aug. 20, 2021, 11:28 a.m. ET

Aug. 20, 2021, 11:28 a.m. ET

Alan Jackson at the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards in April. The academy’s leader said teaming up with Amazon would allow “fans to discover and stream music as they watch.”
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