Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood, Blake Shelton Join ACM Awards Performers

Trisha Yearwood. Photo: Russ Harrington

Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood and Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani are among the latest performers added to the upcoming 55th annual Academy of Country Music Awards lineup.

Shelton and Stefani will perform their latest single, “Happy Anywhere,” while Underwood will honor the 95th anniversary of the Opry by paying tribute to female Opry members with a medley of songs made famous by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton. Yearwood will perform “I’ll Carry You Home,” from her album Every Girl, as part of the In Memoriam segment which honors country music luminaries that have died over the past year.

Also joining the all-star lineup are presenters Lauren Alaina, Lily Aldridge, Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black, Bobby Bones, Cam, Darius Rucker and Runaway June.

Hosted by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the 55th annual 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 live and on demand on CBS All Access.

For the first time in the show’s history, the awards will take place in Nashville, broadcasting from three iconic country music venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. Previously announced performers include Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Riley Green, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes, and Morgan Wallen.

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