Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood and Trisha Yearwood to perform on ACM Awards
Tishomingo resident Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani, Checotah native Carrie Underwood and former Owasso resident Trisha Yearwood will perform on the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards, billed as "a night of heart and hits" to broadcast live from Nashville, Tennessee.
Hosted by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the awards show will be broadcast from 7 to 10 p.m. next Wednesday, Sept. 16 on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on demand on CBS All Access.
Ada native Shelton, a multi-ACM Award winner and current nominee, and Stefani will perform their latest single “Happy Anywhere.”
In celebration of the 95th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry, two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year winner Underwood, who is nominated again this year, will honor the trailblazing female Opry members by performing a medley of songs by fellow Oklahoma native Reba McEntire, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Martina McBride and Dolly Parton.
Multi-ACM Award winner Yearwood will deliver a special performance of “I’ll Carry You Home” from her critically acclaimed album "Every Girl" for the in memoriam segment, paying tribute to those lost in the country music industry during the coronavirus pandemic.
Also joining the telecast’s all-star lineup are presenters Lauren Alaina, Lily Aldridge, Cam, Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black, Bobby Bones, Darius Rucker and Runaway June.
For the first time in the show’s history, the awards will take place in Nashville, broadcasting from three iconic country music venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, the historic Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe. The ACM Awards normally take place in the spring in Las Vegas but have been moved due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As previously announced, the 55th ACM Awards will also feature performances by former Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert with Natalie Hemby and Oklahoma native Luke Dick; Jimmie Allen; Kelsea Ballerini; Gabby Barrett; Kane Brown; Luke Bryan; Eric Church; Luke Combs; Dan + Shay; Florida Georgia Line; Riley Green; Mickey Guyton; Tim McGraw; Maren Morris; Old Dominion; and Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and Morgan Wallen.
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