This year’s ACM Entertainer of the Year nominees American Idol judge Luke Bryan, American Idol season 4 winner Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett will kick off the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards with a performance featuring a medley of each of their greatest hits.
Additionally,reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, 15-time ACM Award winner and 55th ACM Awards host Keith Urban, and pop superstar P!NK will perform the world television premiere of their new single, “One Too Many,”
And the event’s big surprise: Global superstar and two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year (back when she was a country music star!), Taylor Swift, will return to the ACM Awards stage for the first time in seven years with a world premiere performance off her record-breaking new album Folklore.
Gospel artist CeCe Winans has been added as presenter.
The 55th ACM Awards will be broadcast live Wednesday, Sept. 16 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on CBS and available to stream live and on demand on CBS All Access.
For the first time in ACM Awards history, the show 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 ACMs will also feature performances by Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, 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, Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani, Tenille Townes, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen and Trisha Yearwood.
Joining the all-star lineup are presenters Lauren Alaina, Lily Aldridge, Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black, Bobby Bones, Cam, Darius Rucker and Runaway June.