The awards may not mean much, but one good thing about FOX’s American Country Awards is that it gives some of your non-usual suspects the chance to perform for a primetime national audience. The ACAs kept up that part of the bargain by announcing today that country star/Season 5 Idol finalist/Season 16 Dancing With The Stars champ Kellie Pickler will perform on the Tuesday, December 10th broadcast! The ACAs also announced that Glee’s Matthew Morrison join the already-announced Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina as a presenter at the show. Check out the press release:
AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARD nominees Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler are set to perform at the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS (ACA) airing live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Tuesday, Dec. 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
Hosted by Trace Adkins and Danica Patrick, the two-hour event will also feature appearances by Sara Evans, Glee’s Matthew Morrison and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons. Previously announced performers include Brad Paisley and Florida Georgia Line, and Sheryl Crow will sing with Darius Rucker. Previously announced presenters include Trevor Brazile, Shada Brazile, Cowboy Troy, Big Smo, Dan King, Scotty McCreery, Thompson Square, Chris Young, Carrie Keagan, Olivia Newton-John, Joe Nichols, Lauren Alaina, Clay Walker and Parmalee. Additional performers and presenters to be announced soon.
Kellie will no doubt be promoting her newly released 4th studio album, The Woman I Am, which debuted last week at #4 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and #19 on the all-genre Billboard 200 with 16k in 1st week sales. Kellie has been busy this week performing on Dancing With The Stars last night, The View today, and she’s set to perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday. She will perform on CMA Country Christmas on Monday, December 2nd, and released a freshly recorded cover of the Christmas song, “The Man With The Bag” this week. Kellie’s current single, “Little Bit Gypsy” sits at #47 on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase country chart and #52 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.