Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Kelsea Ballerini Join ACM Awards Lineup
“Country Music’s Party of the Year” just got even bigger.
McGraw, a six-time nominee, Hill, and Ballerini, a two-time nominee, will take the stage along with previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Florida Georgia Line with special guests, the Backstreet Boys.
McGraw and Hill will make the television world premiere of their new collaboration, “Speak to a Girl.” The track is the lead single from their joint album set for release later this year.
In addition to Ballerini joining the star-studded lineup, the Academy of Country Music also announced a brand partnership with Comcast’s Xfinity, which will bring Xfinity TV customers closer to the awards than ever before. Along with the live broadcast, Xfinity will share additional ACM Awards content via On Demand, as well as delivering a special encore performance from Ballerini. Thanks to Xfinity, Ballerini will take fans “Behind the Performance,” which will show the preparations that went into her encore performance, as well as archival clips from previous ACM Awards shows.
Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will return to co-host the show for the second consecutive year. The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards will broadcast live from the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Fans can also catch the official red carpet pre-show for the awards with a live stream on Twitter on April 2, starting at 3pm PT/6pm ET.
See the full list of nominees HERE.