Wednesday, March 29, 2017
– Brett Eldredge and Old Dominion join the list of performers at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards, it was announced today.
The ACMs also announced a series of duets featuring the likes of Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood.
McEntire teams with contemporary Christian artist Lauren Daigle performing "Back to God." McGraw and Hill perform the world television premiere of their new single "Speak To a Girl." Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris team up for "Craving You," Cole Swindell and Dierks Bentley perform "Flatliner," and Underwood and Urban sing their single "The Fighter," plus Florida Georgia Line with the Backstreet Boys performing a medley.
"Last year our performance was 90 seconds," said Old Dominion lead singer Matthew Ramsey. "It was over in a flash. We walked off stage, and I got a little wobbly-kneed as it all sank in. Winning the trophy for New Group our first year out was such an honor, but to be nominated for Vocal Group of the Year for a second time and have the opportunity to perform our new song, it really feels like we are on a new level. To be able to deliver the message of this song to an audience of this size means more than we can possibly express. It truly is a career high point."
Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Morris, Jon Pardi, Rascal Flatts and Chris Stapleton were previously announced as performers.
Presenters include Lauren Alaina, Bobby Bones, Kane Brown, Savannah Chrisley, Todd Chrisley, Kacey Musgraves, Nancy O'Dell, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, Elliott Sadler, Miss America Savvy Shields and Bubba Wallace.
Bryan and Bentley are co-hosting the awards, which are from 8-11 p.m. eastern, delayed Pacific, on CBS.