Organizers of the 55th annual ACM Awards have added more star power to this year’s once-in-a-lifetime ceremony, announcing a new batch of performers and presenters.
Joining the lineup of next week’s event are Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood and Trisha Yearwood, each set to deliver a special performance. Shelton and Stefani will team up for their recent “Happy Anywhere” duet. Underwood will salute the iconic women of the Grand Ole Opry in honor of the fabled program’s 95th anniversary, singing medley of songs by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton. And Yearwood will take the stage for a moving rendition “I’ll Carry You Home” in memory of those country music industry members we’ve lost in the last year.
It’s all part of the ACM Awards’ first-ever virtual ceremony, billed as a “Night of Heart and Hits Live from Nashville,” but being broadcast without an audience. Meanwhile, newly announced presenters include Lauren Alaina, Lily Aldridge, Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black, Bobby Bones, Cam, Darius Rucker and Runaway June.
Hosted by Keith Urban, the show will also featured previously-revealed performances by Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Riley Green, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes, and Morgan Wallen. The 55th annual ACM Awards air live on September 16 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS, and will also be available to stream live and on demand on CBS All Access.