First Round of Performers Announced for 2022 ACM Awards

Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris and more are on tap. Check it out!

Written by Chris Parton
First Round of Performers Announced for 2022 ACM Awards
FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE: In this image released on June 10th 2021, Kelsea Ballerini poses for the 2021 CMT Music Awards at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tennessee broadcast on June 9, 2021. (Photo by John Shearer/2021 CMT Awards/Getty Images for CMT)

The first round of performers for the upcoming 57th annual ACM Awards has been announced, with the 2022 show just weeks away.

Organizers of this year’s game changing live-streamed event say they have more than 20 musical performances on tap, and the early confirmations point to an all-star guest list.

Revealed on Tuesday (February 15), Kelsea Ballerini, Walker Hayes, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton will all take the stage for solo performances, with the specific song choices coming soon.

Meanwhile, first time ACM performers Parmalee and Blanco Brown will lead a feel-good collab of “Just the Way” with fellow first-timer, Brooke Eden. Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde will team up for “Never Wanted To Be That Girl.”

Finally rising star BRELAND will be on hand as well, appearing as the Amazon “Breakthrough” artist to sing “Praise the Lord.”

More performers and presenters will be announced soon, as a new era of ACM Awards begin on March 7.

Co-hosted by Dolly Parton with Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett (the reigning New Male and New Female Artists of the Year), this year’s show will be a two-hour commercial free event, marking the first major country awards show in history to be exclusively live streamed.

The night kicks off on Prime Video March 7 at 8 p.m. ET, with country music taking over the massive Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2022 nominees were announced last week, which you can view here.