The Academy of Country Music has announced some planned performances for the 56th ACM Awards hosted by Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton on Sunday, April 18.
This year’s show will take place at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House and the Ryman Auditorium, with performances at the Station Inn, Bridge Building, and Broadway.
Performances for this year’s award show include collaborations with Elle King and Miranda Lambert opening up the show with “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home);” Dierks Bentley performing U2’s classic “Pride (In The Name of Love)” with husband and wife duo The War and Treaty; Miranda Lambert with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall (“In His Arms”); Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd (“Chasing After You”); Chris Young and Kane Brown (“Famous Friends”); Carly Pearce and Lee Brice duetting on “I Hope You’re Happy Now”; Carrie Underwood performing a medley from her new album of gospel hymns, My Savior, which will also feature a duet with CeCe Winans; and Kelsea Ballerini and Kenny Chesney performing together for “Half Of My Hometown.”
Other performances include Brothers Osborne (“I’m Not For Everyone”); Kenny Chesney (“Knowing You”); Eric Church (“Bunch Of Nothing”); Luke Combs (“Forever After All”); Dan + Shay (“Glad You Exist”); Mickey Guyton (“Hold On”); Alan Jackson with “You’ll Always Be My Baby” and a special mashup for “Drive (For Daddy Gene);” Thomas Rhett premiering “What’s Your Country Song” and “Country Again;” Blake Shelton celebrating the 20th anniversary of his first hit single “Austin” as well as “Minimum Wage:” and Chris Stapleton (“Maggie’s Song”).
It was also announced that Lady A will join the lineup in addition to recently revealed New Male Artist of the Year, Jimmie Allen, and New Female Artist of the Year, Gabby Barrett, who will all perform on this year’s show. Previously announced performers include, Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde, and Keith Urban. Additional details on these performances, this year’s presenters, and more will be announced in the coming days.
The ACM Awards show will broadcast live on Sunday, April 18 at 7 p.m. CST on CBS, and will also be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.