FINAL PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 51ST ACM AWARDS®
JASON ALDEAN TO DEBUT NEW SINGLE, “LIGHTS COME ON,” LIVE ON THE BROADCAST
COLE SWINDELL ADDED TO THE UNPRECEDENTED LINEUP OF PERFORMERS
PLUS GARTH BROOKS, VON MILLER AND DARIUS RUCKER ANNOUNCED AS PRESENTERS
FOR COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®
“ACM AWARDS BACKSTAGE LIVE” TO STREAM EXCLUSIVELY ON CBS.COM & ACMAWARDS.COM
TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016 AT 8:00 PM LIVE ET/DELAYED PT ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
WHAT: The 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. It is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
New this year, “ACM Awards Backstage Live,” the streaming online show produced in conjunction with the 51st ACM Awards telecast, will offer fans an all-access pass with a livestream of the red carpet and backstage areas. During the telecast, “ACM Awards Backstage Live” becomes a second screen experience with multiple cameras backstage giving viewers an exclusive look at all the special moments that aren’t seen on television. “ACM Awards Backstage Live” will stream live and simultaneously with the CBS broadcast on CBS.com and ACMawards.com.
WHO: PERFORMERS INCLUDE: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Charles Kelley, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion, plus Kelsea Ballerini featuring Nick Jonas, Miranda Lambert featuring Billy Gibbons and Keith Urban, Dolly Parton and Katy Perry, Chris Young with Cassadee Pope, and Little Big Town featuring Trombone Shorty.
PRESENTERS INCLUDE: Garth Brooks (via satellite), Miss America Betty Cantrell, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Martina McBride, Von Miller, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Nancy O’Dell, Jake Owen, Chase Rice, Darius Rucker, Kiefer Sutherland, Cole Swindell and Maddie & Tae.
ADDITIONAL EXPECTED ATTENDEES INCLUDE: Lauren Alaina, Frankie Ballard, Kelleigh Bannen, Ronnie Bowman, Lee Brice, Kane Brown, Chase Bryant, Julie Chrisley, Todd Chrisley, Brandy Clark, Dave Cobb, Courtney Cole, Easton Corbin, Eric Decker, Jesse James Decker, Clare Dunn, Brooke Eden, Lindsay Ell, Mickey Guyton, Randy Houser, McKinley James, Chris Lane, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, Jackson Michelson, Maren Morris, David Nail, Jon Pardi, Eric Paslay, Canaan Smith, Granger Smith, Renée Felice Smith, RaeLynn, Michael Ray, Clay Walker, Chuck Wicks, A Thousand Horses, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Eli Young Band, LoCash, Parmalee, Rascal Flatts, Shenandoah, The Band Perry and The Swon Brothers.
WHEN: Sunday, April 3, 2016 – 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM LIVE ET/DELAYED PT – 51ST ACM Awards Live Telecast on CBS
WHERE: MGM Grand Garden Arena – 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
MORE: About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 51st 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 on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.