03/29/2017

CAN’T-MISS COLLABORATIONS, ADDITIONAL PERFORMERS AND SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE “52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” LIVE FROM T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS, SUNDAY, APRIL 2 ON CBS

CAN’T-MISS COLLABORATIONS, ADDITIONAL PERFORMERS AND SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTERS
ANNOUNCED FOR THE “52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”
LIVE FROM T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS, SUNDAY, APRIL 2 ON CBS

REBA McENTIRE AND LAUREN DAIGLETIM McGRAW AND FAITH HILL,
THOMAS RHETT AND MAREN MORRIS, COLE SWINDELL AND DIERKS BENTLEY,
KEITH URBAN AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD, AND FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE WITH BACKSTREET BOYS
TO TAKE OVER THE STAGE WITH POWERFUL COLLABORATIONS
AND BRETT ELDREDGE AND OLD DOMINION ADDED TO PERFORM

LAUREN ALAINA, BOBBY BONES, KANE BROWN, SAVANNAH CHRISLEY, TODD CHRISLEY,
KACEY MUSGRAVES, NANCY O’DELL, JAKE OWEN, KELLIE PICKLER, DARIUS RUCKER,
ELLIOTT SADLER, MISS AMERICA SAVVY SHIELDS, BUBBA WALLACE AND MORE TO PRESENT

Click HERE for Cole Swindell’s Performance Announcement, HERE for Kane Brown’s Presenter Announcement and HERE for Miss America Savvy Shields’ Presenter Announcement

TWEET: Exciting collaborations and presenters announced for the @ACMawards, this Sunday 4/2 at 8/7c on @CBS! #ACMs #CBS

Encino, CA (March 29, 2017) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today additional performers, presenters and an unprecedented number of duos and special collaborations for the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The special will be broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The featured collaborations will include 14-time ACM Award® winner and 14- time ACM Awards® host Reba McEntire and contemporary Christian artist Lauren Daigle performing “Back to God,” superstar duo Tim McGraw and Faith Hill performing the world television premiere of their new single “Speak To a Girl,” Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris teaming up for “Craving You,” Cole Swindell and Dierks Bentley rocking out “Flatliner,” and Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban performing their hit single “The Fighter,” plus Florida Georgia Line with the Backstreet Boys performing a must-see medley. 

Brett Eldredge and Old Dominion will join the lineup for previously announced solo performances by Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Rascal Flatts, and Chris Stapleton.

Presenters taking the stage this year include Lauren Alaina, Bobby Bones, Kane Brown, Savannah Chrisley, Todd Chrisley, Kacey Musgraves, Nancy O’Dell, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, Elliott Sadler, Miss America Savvy Shields, and Bubba Wallace.

The ACM Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The official red carpet pre-show for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards will live stream exclusively on Twitter on April 2, starting at 3pm PT/6pm ET. The pre-show will be available to logged-in and logged-out audiences on Twitter and connected devices, and can be found at ACMawards.twitter.com, in Twitter Moments or via @ACMawards

Sponsors and partners for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards include T-Mobile and Xfinity from Comcast.

For more information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com or http://www.cbs.com/shows/academy_of_country_music

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS 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. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.

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Media Contacts:
Academy of Country Music
Brooke Primero / Melissa Moldovan
818.788.8000
Brooke@acmcountry.com
Melissa@acmcountry.com

CBS Television
Andrea Ballas / Kate Fisher
818.655.1581 / 212.975.3818
aballas@cbs.com
khfisher@cbs.com

dick clark productions  
Kelly Striewski / Gina Sorial
310.255.4602 / 310.255.0308
kstriewski@dickclark.com
GSorial@dickclark.com

PMK•BNC
Brian Rubin / Christina Canseco / Pipere Boggio
310.854.4800     
Brian.Rubin@pmkbnc.com
Christina.Canseco@pmkbnc.com
Pipere.Boggio@pmkbnc.com