You Think You Know the ACM Awards?
The ACM Awards were country music's first televised awards show, although the first annual ceremony was not on TV. Actually, the first ACM Awards didn't even count! How does that work? Find out during this week's episode of You Think You Know Country?
The ACM Awards were created for a very specific reason, and they were put together to honor a very specific group of people. The history of the show explains why it's always been held west of the Mississippi, and why there's something of a feud (or at the very least, friendly competition) between the ACMs and CMAs. Another interesting fact: there was no Entertainer, Song, Single or Album of the Year winner at the first ACM Awards! The list of honorees was assembled much differently than today.
Hollywood's influence came in the 1970s, explaining why the ACMs are known as country music's biggest party. Take a moment to learn some ACM truth before subscribing to the Taste of Country YouTube channel and learning more country history in the gallery below.
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