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President of the Academy of Country Music Damon Whiteside discusses this year's awards, but also plans for next year, and how COVID has affected it all.
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President of the Academy of Country Music Damon Whiteside discusses this year's awards, but also plans for next year, and how COVID has affected it all.
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decided you know what next year is going to look like. So hopefully actually in the next probably week or two will be announcing that, but it's not confirmed yet. Doesn't take a full year. I mean as soon as the CSR done this year, you're already planning next year's? Pretty much, I mean usually and we would normally have a year to plan. But this year, of course we had the show in september which we had rescheduled from april because of the pandemic. So we went from april, moved into september, did the show and then had to do it back again in april because this is our normal time of year. So we've literally had eight months to put the whole show together, plan, get the word out and now it's happening. So but typically we would have a whole year, we'd be working on it now. Are we? Do we know yet? Because before I've heard you talk about it now that is a vaccine out. You're like, let's see how the next couple of weeks ago, maybe we'll have an audience. Are we going to see audience the systems, You will, you will see a small audience. Um, that was pretty important to us because we just really wanted to have the energy in the house and you know, the artists want to have an audience to play for and if they went an award, they want an audience to clap. And it, you know, it's it's awkward. They did a great job in our september show, you know, and they still, it's still exciting and everything, but it just helps to have people in the audience that our fans that can cheer clap just give that kind of interaction with the artist. But the plan is that we're going to have roughly Yes, very small audience because we are very concerned about just safety obviously and we're not quite there yet or we can really fill the house. So uh, we actually worked with Vanderbilt this year who is a partner of ours at ACM and ACM lifting lives and so they have advised us on just some health protocols along with the city and so they're comfortable with us having a small audience. We're actually going to have Vanderbilt medical staff that have been vaccinated. So that will be the requirement to be in the audience and they'll be up in the balconies, so they'll still be pretty distance from the artist, but it will be enough just to give that kind of fan interaction and you know, the artist can play off of that a little bit, but I don't know, I feel like when you said if you're vaccinated, you can see the show. I think you got super excited, I think are you vaccinated halfway, But I'm not What? Health care worker? Well, there were, since we work with the Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt employees, like medical staff. Yeah, First responders, it's kind of a way to to just give back and thank them for everything they've done over the last year, year and a half, so it's kind of a little bit of both, but we feel.
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