The Academy of Country Music has added more performers to the 2020 ACM awards, broadcasting live from Nashville.
Added to the lineup are Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, and Trisha Yearwood. Also joining the telecast are presenters American Idol alum Lauren Alaina, Lily Aldridge, Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black, Bobby Bones, Cam, Darius Rucker and Runaway June.
Hosted by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on CBS.
Carrie Underwood to honor trailblazing female country artists
The Voice coaches and real-life couple Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will perform their latest single “Happy Anywhere.”
In celebration of the 95th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry, American Idol season 4 winner and two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year winner, nominated again this year, Carrie Underwood will honor trailblazing female Opry members by performing a medley of songs by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire 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, paying tribute to those we have lost in the Country Music industry.
The ACMs to take place in Nashville for the first time in the show’s history
For the first time in the show’s history, the 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.
As previously announced, the 55th ACM Awards will also feature performances by Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, American Idol alum Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, American Idol judge Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Riley Green, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes, and The Voice alum Morgan Wallen.
The 2020 ACMs were originally scheduled to take place live in Las Vegas back in April, but were postponed due to COVID-19 shutdowns.