The 59th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards announced their official nominations this morning, and ASM Global-managed KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. was nominated for Arena of the Year. The awards will be voted on by a select group of ACM members, and the official winner will be announced during the ACM's on Thursday, May 16.  

The KFC Yum! Center hosted several country concerts in 2023 including the top selling performance on the entire arena tour for both Morgan Wallen and Cody Johnson. Other country shows hosted in 2023 include: Blake Shelton, The Chicks, Koe Wetzel, Jason Aldean, Shania Twain and Old Dominion. 

"We are thrilled that the Academy has recognized the KFC Yum! Center for this prestigious award," said KFC Yum! Center General Manager Eric Granger. “The KFC Yum! Center continues to host record breaking concerts with some of the world's top-selling country artists and this would not be possible without support from our promoters, the Louisville Arena Authority, our employees and our dedicated fans. We cannot thank everyone enough for making this possible and this is a very proud moment for our team and our community.”  

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