Academy of Country Music postpones awards show amid virus

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Posted at 8:18 AM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 09:18:11-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The show won't go on for the Academy of Country Music.

The annual awards show was to be held April 5 in Las Vegas and televised on CBS but now is the latest entertainment event to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic.

The academy has postponed the award to September, at a date and venue to be determined later.

Academy officials said Sunday that they tried hard to find a way to hold the event safely. But there's been a growing call by government officials across the country to halt events that draw a big crowd.