2023 ACM Awards: List of Performers and Presenters

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2023 ACM Awards Performers

  • Reigning Female Artist of the Year Carly Pearce and Trisha Yearwood, performing a special medley in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Yearwood winning Female Artist of the Year.
  • Cole Swindell and Jo Dee Messina will perform the ACM Awards nominated hit song,  “She Had Me At Heads Carolina – REMIX.”
  • This year’s top nominee HARDY makes his ACM Awards performance debut.
  • Aa performance by ACM Male Artist of the Year nominee Jordan Davis.
  • A collaboration by Ashley McBryde along with Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack, Pillbox Patti, and John Osborne on guitar performing “Bonfire At Tina’s” from McBryde’s critically-acclaimed and ACM Award-nominated album Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville.
  • Closing out the night of massive performances, co-host Dolly Parton will hit the stage debuting the lead single on her highly awaited rock album for the Awards finale.
  • Previously confirmed performers include: Jason AldeanKane Brown, Luke Combs, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Jelly Roll, Ed Sheeran, Keith Urban, The War And Treaty, Lainey Wilson, and Bailey Zimmerman.
  • Morgan Wallen was originally scheduled to perform, but vocal cord issues will keep him offstage for the next six weeks.

Four-time ACM National On-Air Personality of the Year winner, Dancing with the Stars alum, and former American Idol mentor Bobby Bones will be featured throughout the night. The segment, “Backstage with Bobby Bones,” will showcase intimate artist interviews and special moments of the show.

List of 2023 ACM Awards Presenters

  • American Idol alum Gabby Barrett (former Amazon Music Breakthrough Artists of the Year)
  • BRELAND (former Amazon Music Breakthrough Artists of the Year)
  • Brandy Clark (four-time ACM Award nominee)
  • Jordan Davis (ACM Male Artist of the Year nominee)
  • American Idol alum Mickey Guyton (Host of the 56th ACM Awards)
  • Tyler Hubbard (10-time ACM Award winner as part of Florida Georgia Line)
  • Dustin Lynch (ACM Music Event of the Year nominee)
  • T.J. Osborne (six-time ACM Award winner as part of Brothers Osborne and reigning ACM Duo of the Year winner)
  • Jon Pardi (ACM Album of the Year nominee)
  • Carly Pearce (reigning ACM Female Artist of the Year and ACM Music Event of the Year winner),
  • MacKenzie Porter (ACM Music Event of the Year nominee)
  • Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys Quarterback, 2022 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year)
  • Emmitt Smith (Pro Football Hall of Fame Member, Legendary Dallas Cowboys Running Back, NFL All-Time Leading Rusher)
  • Tanya Tucker (Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee)
  • Keith Urban (15-time ACM Award winner)
  • Trisha Yearwood (three-time ACM Award winner).

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