The first round of performers has been announced for the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards on Sept. 16.
Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion and Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi are among the first performers revealed for the upcoming awards show, which will be held in Nashville for the first time, with performances being aired from three iconic Nashville music venues including the Ryman Auditorium, the Bluebird Cafe, and the Grand Ole Opry House.
Hosted by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the 55th ACM Awards® will be broadcast on Wednesday, Sept. 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream on demand on CBS All Access.
Artists at the Ryman include Kelsea Ballerini performing “Hole In The Bottle,” Gabby Barrett performing her No. 1 hit “I Hope,” Maren Morris, this year’s most-nominated female artist with five nominations, performing “To Hell & Back,” Old Dominion, this year’s most-nominated group (with a collective six nominations), performing a special medley of their No. 1 hits, and Thomas Rhett, this year’s most nominated male artist with five nominations, featuring Jon Pardi, performing their No. 1 hit “Beer Can’t Fix.”
Artists at The Bluebird Cafe include Jimmie Allen performing his No.1 hit “Make Me Want To,” Luke Combs performing “Better Together,” Miranda Lambert featuring songwriters Natalie Hemby and Luke Dick performing the smash hit “Bluebird,” and Tim McGraw performing his recently released single “I Called Mama.”
Additional acts and presenters, including artists performing from the Grand Ole Opry House, will be announced in the coming weeks.
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