The first round of performers has been announced for the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell will make appearances during the broadcast.
The ceremony, co-hosted by Bryan and Shelton, will air live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM – 11:30PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
Additional highlights include reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and Artist of the Decade, George Strait, who will debut new music during the broadcast. Also, Reba will return for her first ACM performance in five years.
Lambert leads the awards this year with eight nominations, followed by Bentley with seven nominations, and Florida Georgia Line with five nods. Bryan, Chesney and Church each earned four nominations.
This year’s fan-voted ACM New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s counts Hunt, Rhett, and Swindell as final nominees.
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