AN EPIC PERFORMANCE FEATURING ALL ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES, LUKE BRYAN, ERIC CHURCH, LUKE COMBS, THOMAS RHETT AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD, TO OPEN THE "55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS(TM)" BROADCASTING LIVE FROM NASHVILLE WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16 ON CBS
CeCe Winans Added as a Presenter
The Academy of Country Music(R), dick clark productions and CBS today announced this year's ACM Entertainer of the Year nominees Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood will kick off the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS(TM) with a can't-miss performance featuring a medley of each of their greatest hits. Multiplatinum-selling artist CeCe Winans has been added as a presenter. The 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS(TM), a night of heart and hits live from Nashville, will be broadcast Wednesday, Sept. 16 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and 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: Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe. As previously announced, the 55th ACM AWARDS will also feature performances by Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Riley Green, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift, Tenille Townes, Keith Urban and P!NK, Morgan Wallen and Trisha Yearwood. Joining the all-star lineup are presenters Lauren Alaina, Lily Aldridge, Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black, Bobby Bones, Cam, Darius Rucker and Runaway June.
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About the Academy of Country Music Awards(TM)
The 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS(TM) is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions. R.A. Clark, Amy Thurlow, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Linda Gierahn are executive producers. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.
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RATING: To Be Announced
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