New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
CBS, Academy of Country Music
and dick clark productions today announced Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Luke Combs, Miranda
Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion
Rhett featuring Jon Pardi
as performers for the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a night of heart and hits live from Nashville.
Hosted by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the 55th ACM Awards® will be broadcast on Wednesday, September
16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream on demand on CBS All Access.
For the first time in the show's history, the 55th ACM Awards will take place in Nashville, broadcasting from three iconic Country Music
venues: Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. Artists at the Ryman include Kelsea Ballerini
performing "Hole in the Bottle," Gabby Barrett
performing her No. 1 hit "I Hope," Maren Morris, this year's most nominated female artist, performing "To Hell & Back," Old Dominion, this year's most nominated group, performing a special medley of their No. 1 hits, and Thomas
Rhett, this year's most nominated male artist, featuring Jon Pardi, performing their No. 1 hit "Beer Can't Fix."
Artists at The Bluebird Cafe include Jimmie Allen
performing his No.1 hit "Make Me Want To," Luke Combs
performing "Better Together," Miranda
Lambert featuring Songwriters Natalie
Hemby and Luke Dick performing the smash hit "Bluebird," and Tim McGraw
performing his recently released single "I Called Mama." Additional acts and presenters, including artists performing from the Grand Ole Opry House, will be announced in the coming weeks.
Previously announced performers include newly crowned ACM New Male Artist of the Year winner Riley Green
and ACM New Female Artist of the Year winner Tenille Townes. Both will perform from the Ryman. For more information, visit ACMcountry.com. You can also like Academy of Country Music
on Facebook, follow on Twitter at @ACMawards, follow on Instagram at @ACMawards and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for more immediate updates.