56th ACM Awards

Academy of Country Music

Dust off your cowgirl or cowboy hats, ladies and gents! The Academy of Country Music Awards are back.

The 56th annual show will be hosted by Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton, and it will take place in honor of the biggest names and up-and-coming talents in the industry. This year's show is said to be the best one yet, complete with exciting collaborations and an uncharted amount of performers.

56th ACM Awards Hosted by Keith Urban & Mickey Guyton

Mickey Guyton and Keith Urban, Academy of Country Music

Performances will include Elle King and Miranda Lambert opening the show with "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)," Dierks Bentley performing "Pride (In The Name of Love)" with The War and Treaty, Brothers Osborne "I'm Not For Everyone" and "Dead Man's Curve", Kenny Chesney with "Knowing You", Eric Church with "Bunch Of Nothing", Luke Combs with "Forever After All", Dan + Shay with "Glad You Exist", Mickey Guyton with "Hold On", and Thomas Rhett premiering "What's Your Country Song" among several others.

The show will also feature a collaboration between Carly Pearce and Lee Brice wherein they will perform "I Hope You're Happy Now", a medley from Carrie Underwood's new gospel album "My Savior", and a duet between Kenny Chesney and Kelsey Ballerini of "Half of My Hometown".

The show will take place across several locations, including Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House and Ryman Auditorium, The Bluebird Cafe, Broadway, Riverfront, and Station Inn.

Watch the beloved program take place LIVE on CBS on Sunday, April 18th at 8 pm, or stream it LIVE On Demand or Paramount Plus. For full coverage, follow our Nashville correspondent Sam Alex on Twitter.

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