(CBS) – CBS, the Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions announced today exciting collaborations and moments not to be missed will be at the spotlight at 56th Country Music Awards from the Academy. Hosted by Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton, 56th ACM Awards will be live on Sunday, April 18 from 8:00 to 11:00 PM, live ET / PT is delayed on CBS, and live stream on request with Supreme +.
56th ACM Awards there will be unprecedented world television premieres, including Elle King and Miranda Lambert opening the show with “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”; Dierks Bentley performed the profound classic “Pride (In The Name of Love)” by U2 with the couple The War and Treaty; The Osborne Brothers (“I am not for everyone”); Kenny Chesney (“Know You”); Eric Church (“Bunch Of Nothing”); Luke Combs (“Forever after all”); Dan + Shay (“Glad you exist”); Mickey Guyton (“Fighting”); Alan Jackson with “You’re Always Be My Baby” and special mashup for “Drive (For Daddy Gene)”; Miranda Lambert with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall (“In His Arms”); Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd (“Chasing After You”); Thomas Rhett released “What Your Country Song” and performed “Country Again”; Blake Shelton celebrates the 20th anniversary of debut single “Austin” as well as “Minimum Wage”; Chris Stapleton (“Maggie’s song”); and Chris Young and Kane Brown (“Famous Friends”).
Other strong collaborations include Carly Pearce and Lee Brice duets in “I Hope You’re Happy Now”; Carrie Underwood performed an ensemble on her new gospel hymn album, My savior, there will also be a duet with CeCe Winans; and Kelsea Ballerini and Kenny Chesney perform for “half of my country” together.
Additionally, it was announced today that Lady A will be joining the lineup with recently revealed Male Artist of the Year Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett’s New Female Artist of the Year, all of which will be performing in this year’s show. Previously announced artists include Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde and Keith Urban. More details about these concerts, this year’s hosts and more will be announced in the coming days.
An unforgettable evening showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in Country Music will take place from three iconic Country Music venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and the Café Coffee Bluebird and performances at legendary venues across the city including Inn Station, Bridge Building and on Broadway.
Check back here for more info as it becomes available and be sure to stay tuned on April 18th. Check out your local listings for more info.