Wednesday, March 11, 2015
– Garth Brooks and George Strait lead the list of performers announced today who will play The Academy of Country Music awards in April.
Strait, who retired from touring, will debut new music.
The lineup for the Academy's golden anniversary show includes Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Reba, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, plus Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell.
The ceremony, co-hosted by Bryan and Shelton, will be broadcast live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19 from 8-11:30 a.m. eastern/delayed Pacific on CBS.
. McEntire will perform the ACM Awards for the first time in five years.
In addition to performing, this year Lambert leads the ACM Awards with eight nominations. Bentley follows with seven, while Florida Georgia Line received five, and Bryan, Chesney and Eric Church each earned four.