Sure to be a night of country-music thrills, the 2022 ACM Awards will feature more than 20 performances in all. Joining Parton and Underwood will be Brittney Spencer, Brothers Osborne, Chris Young, Kelsea Ballerini, Eric Church, Gabby Barrett, Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Jordan Davis, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, and Mitchell Tenpenny, plus others previously announced.
Planned as a two-hour, commercial-free show from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, this year’s ACMs will be a groundbreaking country awards ceremony. Hosted by Dolly Parton, organizers say the night will begin with a two-song medley from co-hosts and nominees Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett. Each won the award for New Male and New Female Artist of the Year in 2021.
Meanwhile, Parton will be joined by Kelsea Ballerini for a performance of the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s just-released “Big Dreams and Faded Jeans,” and other performances include a pair of songs from Brothers Osborne, who will team up with Brittney Spencer for a special collab. Elsewhere, the night’s leading nominee Chris Young, will perform his hit “Raised on Country,” before being joined by Mitchell Tenpenny for their new collab, “At the End of a Bar.” Kane Brown will also make the performance debut of his new release, “Leave You Alone,” and pop superstar Kelly Clarkson has also confirmed she will take the ACM stage for a Dolly Parton tribute.
Previously announced performers include Walker Hayes, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Parmalee and Blanco Brown featuring Brooke Eden (“Just The Way”), Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde (“Never Wanted to Be That Girl”), and Breakthrough Artist for Amazon Music, BRELAND (“Praise The Lord”).
Check out the full list of nominees for the 57th annual ACM Awards here, and make sure to catch the show on Prime Video, March 7 at 8 p.m. ET. This year marks the first major country awards show in history to air exclusively as a live stream.