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Amazon Obtains Rights to Country Music Awards in Streaming First

Alan Jackson performs at the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on April 18. 

Alan Jackson performs at the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on April 18. 

Photographer: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Amazon.com Inc. acquired the rights to the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards, saying it will mark the first time a major awards show has been live streamed exclusively.

The show is produced each year by Dick Clark Productions, part of the MRC media group, whose interests include the Hollywood Reporter, Billboard and the film company A24. A date and location for the show will be announced later, Amazon and the academy said Thursday.