First Performers Announced For ACM Awards

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• March 8, 2012

The initial round of performers on the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will include Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, and Tim McGraw. The ceremony, co-hosted by Reba and Blake Shelton, airs live Sunday, April 1, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 8 pm ET on CBS.

Among these performers, Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean lead ACM Award nominees this year with 9 and 6 nominations, respectively, and are both competing for Entertainer of the Year. Toby Keith picked up three nominations, including a Single of the Year nod as artist and producer of “Red Solo Cup.” Miranda Lambert is up for two awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for Four The Record. Eric Church is also vying for two awards, including Video of the Year (for “Homeboy”) and Album of the Year for Chief.

The ACM Awards is produced for television by dick clark productions and is the centerpiece of the ACM Experience in Las Vegas that also includes the ACM BBQ throwdown, ACM Expo, and ACM Fan Jam with Zac Brown Band.



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