Wednesday, August 26, 2020
– Luke Combs, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett are among the performers announced today for the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards, coming Sept. 15.
Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Maren Morris and Old Dominion and Jon Pardi will be performers as well. Pardi will sing with Rhett.
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 8-11 p.m. ET/delayed PT) on CBS.
For the first time in the show"s history, the 55th ACM Awards will take place in Nashville, broadcasting from three venues: Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.
Artists at the Ryman include Ballerini performing "Hole in the Bottle," Barrett performing her number one 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 number one hits, and Rhett, this year"s most nominated male artist, featuring Pardi, performing "Beer Can"t Fix."
Artists at The Bluebird Cafe include Allen performing his number one hit "Make Me Want To," Combs singing "Better Together," Lambert featuring songwriters Natalie Hemby and Luke Dick singing their hit "Bluebird," and 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.