First-round voting for the ACM Awards has already concluded (Jan. 19-26). Second-round voting is set for Feb. 10-17. Final-round voting is set for March 17-24. The awards will air April 18 on CBS.
Wallen was likely to receive several major nominations at the upcoming show, including male artist of the year and album of the year. His current album, Dangerous: The Double Album, has ruled the Billboard 200 for the past three weeks.
Soon after the ACM announced its ruling, the rival CMA Awards announced that it is removing Wallen’s digital content from its platforms. “We support our Country Music partners for taking swift action,” the CMA said, adding that it will consider additional measures.