Here’s a fresh approach to the entertainment void created by the coronavirus:
On April 5, musicians will offer intimate performances from their homes. That replaces the Academy of Country Music awards show (shown here last year, with George Strait and Miranda Lambert), usually a big Las Vegas spectacle; the awards had already been postponed until September.
“ACM Presents: Our Country” will be 8-10 p.m. April 5 – an hour shorter than the awards show. The line-up hasn’t been set yet, CBS says, but there will be at-home performances and memories, plus clips from past ACM award shows.
Meanwhile, country fans can settle for shows that aren’t done live. At 10 p.m. March 25, CMT has a “Crossroads” special that links country’s Kelsea Ballerini and pop’s Halsey.And at 9 p.m. March 29 on PBS, Garth Brooks gets the annual Gershwin Prize. Also, a “Saturday Night Live” rerun has Luke Combs as the music guest, at 11:29 p.m. March 21.