The list of performers at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards is growing as the event draws near. Newly added to show are Blake Shelton, Chris Young, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum and Rascal Flatts. The awards telecast takes place live from the MGM Garden Grand Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1 and airs at 8 pm ET on CBS.
Shelton is nominated for two awards, including Entertainer of the Year, and will reprise his co-hosting duties along with Reba. Young is also nominated for two awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year. The Band Perry have picked up their first Vocal Group of the Year nomination, after winning the New Artist of the Year award in 2011. Lady Antebellum leads among groups with five total nominations, including Album of the Year (Own The Night) and Song of the Year (“Just A Kiss”). Ten time ACM Award winners Rascal Flatts will compete against Lady A and TBP in the Vocal Group of the Year category.
These artists join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw.