04/11/2018

SUPERSTAR COLLABORATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

SUPERSTAR COLLABORATIONS ANNOUNCED

FOR THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

 

TOBY KEITH AND BLAKE SHELTON, ALAN JACKSON AND JON PARDI, AND

REBA MCENTIRE AND KELLY CLARKSON TO PERFORM

 “ACM FLASHBACKS” HONORING CLASSIC COUNTRY HITS FROM 1993

PLUS CAN’T-MISS PERFORMANCES BY

KANE BROWN WITH LAUREN ALAINA, AND KEITH URBAN WITH JULIA MICHAELS

 

DAN + SHAY, DARIUS RUCKER AND CHRIS YOUNG ADDED TO

PERFORMER LINEUP FOR COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®

 

AWARDS TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

ON SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 AT 8:00 PM ET/PT ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Tweet: Exciting collaborations, ACM Flashbacks and more performers announced for the 53rd @ACMawards

 on April 15 at 8/7c on #CBS!

Encino, CA (April 11, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music® revealed today an expanded lineup of superstar collaborations and must-see performances for the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®.  The 53rd ACM Awards®, hosted by Reba McEntire, will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

For the first time, the Academy of Country Music Awards will debut “ACM Flashbacks” to honor classic country music hits and/or the artists whose music continues to influence musicians and fans alike. With this new feature, the ACM Awards will celebrate hits from a specific year, or honor an individual artist and their accomplishments through unique collaborations and one-of-a-kind renditions of their iconic songs. This year, the awards telecast will honor three of country music’s hit songs from 1993 with Toby Keith and Blake Shelton performing Keith’s celebrated No.1 debut single “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” Alan Jackson and Jon Pardi performing Jackson’s ACM Award-winning hit “Chattahoochee,” and Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson performing Reba’s GRAMMY® Award-winning hit “Does He Love You.”

Additional collaborations include Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina performing the multi-platinum, No. 1 hit “What Ifs,” Keith Urban and Julia Michaels performing Urban’s new single “Coming Home,” plus previously announced Bebe Rexha with Florida Georgia Line performing the chart-topping hit “Meant to Be.”

Also, Dan + Shay, Darius Rucker and Chris Young will join the lineup of previously announced solo performances by Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Midland, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Brett Young. Previously announced presenters include David Boreanaz, Drew Brees, AJ Buckley, Cam, Sam Elliot, Eve, Ashton Kutcher, Dustin Lynch, Nancy O’Dell, Rebecca Romijn, Max Thieriot and Lindsey Vonn.

Tickets to the ACM Awards are now on sale at www.axs.com. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events including ACM Party for a Cause®, visit www.ACMcountry.com and www.PartyForaCause.com. You can like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards and Instagram @ACMAwards for more immediate updates.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 53rd 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 and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM live ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

 

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Academy of Country Music Contacts:

Brooke Primero                                brooke@acmcountry.com                           818-788-8000

Melissa Moldovan                           melissa@acmcountry.com                           818-788-8000   

 

CBS Press Contacts:

Andrea Ballas                                     andrea.ballas@cbs.com                               818-655-1581

Kate Fisher                                          khfisher@cbs.com                                        212-975-3818 

 

dick clark productions Contacts:

Kelly Striewski                                   kstriewski@dickclark.com                            310-255-4602

Gina Sorial                                           gsorial@dickclark.com                                310-255-0308

 

MGM Resorts International Public Relations Contacts:

Scott Ghertner                                  sghertner@mgmresorts.com                     702-692-6750

Katharine Sherrer                            ksherrer@mgmresorts.com                        702-692-6724

 

PMK•BNC Contacts:

Brian Rubin                                         Brian.Rubin@pmkbnc.com                        310-854-4800

Christina Canseco                            Christina.Canseco@pmkbnc.com              310-854-4800

Pipere Boggio                                    Pipere.Boggio@pmkbnc.com                     310-854-4800

Hallie Sawyer                                     Hallie.Sawyer@pmkbnc.com                      212-582-1111