The Academy of Country Music announced its first round of performers for the 55th ACM Awards: Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Riley Green, Tenille Townes, and Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi.
The ACM Awards will air live from Nashville on Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. The show will take place at three iconic Nashville institutions: the Grand Ole Opry House, The Bluebird Cafe and Ryman Auditorium.
Keith Urban will host the show for the first time.
The ACM Awards were originally planned to air from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 5. The Academy scrapped the plan on March 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Additional performers will be announced soon.
- Kelsea Ballerini – “Hole in the Bottle”
- Gabby Barrett – “I Hope”
- Maren Morris – “To Hell & Back”
- Old Dominion – medley
- Thomas Rhett – “Beer Can’t Fix”
- Riley Green – TBA
- Tenille Townes – TBA
- Jimmie Allen – “Make Me Want To”
- Luke Combs – “Better Together”
- Miranda Lambert featuring Natalie Hemby and Luke Dick – “Bluebird”
- Tim McGraw – “I Called Mama”
Grand Ole Opry
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