Tune in this Sunday, April 18th at 8pm ET/ 7pm CT to watch the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards co-hosted by Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton on CBS or stream live and on-demand on Paramount+. The show will be broadcast from the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.
The awards will feature an unprecedented number of world television premiere performances including Elle King and Miranda Lambert opening the show with “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” Dierks Bentley performing U2’s poignant classic “Pride (In The Name of Love)” with husband and wife duo The War and Treaty, Mickey Guyton performing “Hold On”, a special mashup from Miranda Lambert with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall of “In His Arms," and Maren Morris with Ryan Hurd with “Chasing After You."
Additional powerful collaborations include 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.”
It was also announced today 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.
See previously announced performers here.