53rd ACM Awards® To Be Broadcast LIVE From MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 15, 2018 on the CBS Television Network
The 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. The 53rd ACM Awards, honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in country music, will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more!
Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson, Chris Janson, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Midland, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Brett Young and ?€‹Chris Young will take the stage for must-see performances. Plus, Bebe Rexha and Julia Michaels will make their debut appearances at the ACM Awards, with Rexha performing the chart-topping collaboration “Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line and Michaels performing with Keith Urban for Urban's new single "Coming Home."
Hollywood stars David Boreanaz, AJ Buckley, Sam Elliot, Ashton Kutcher, Nancy O'Dell, Rebecca Romijn and Max Thieriot will join musicians Cam, Eve, Dustin Lynch and Sugarland, as well as professional athletes Drew Brees and Lindsey Vonn, to present some of the night's prestigious awards.
For the first time, the Academy of Country Music Awards will also 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.”
For the full list of this year's ACM Awards nominees, click here.