Get ready country fans: the ACM Awards are headed your way. Here’s what we know so far about country music’s biggest night. On Tuesday, ACM and CBS announced what songs the performers would be singing during the awards show on April 18.
According to the statement, the 56th annual AMC Awards will include an “unprecedented number of world television premiere performances. First up is Elle King and Miranda Lambert, who will sing “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home).”
Next up, Dierks Bentley will perform U2’s “Pride (In the Name of Love)” alongside The War and Treaty. Then, Brothers Osborne will sing “I’m Not For Everyone,” followed by Kenny Chesney’s “Knowing You.”
The Chief himself, Eric Church, will sing “Bunch of Nothing.” Luke Combs will belt out “Forever After All.” Dan + Shay will break all of our hearts with “Glad You Exist,” while Mickey Guyton performs”Hold On.”
As for classic country, fans will not be disappointed. Alan Jackson will take the stage with “You’ll Always Be My Baby” and a mashup of “Drive (For Daddy Gene).”
Lambert accompanies Jack Ingram and Jon Randall for “In His Arms.” Country music’s cutest couple, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd, will show off their chops on “Chasing After You.”
Thomas Rhett will debut “What’s Your Country Song” and “Country Again.” Chris Stapleton will perform “Maggie’s Song,” and Chris Young and Kane Brown will duet on “Famous Friends.”
Fans Can Expect a Night of Unforgettable Performances During This Year’s ACM Awards
But that’s not all. The rest of the night will be jampacked with other performances from country music’s best. Carly Pearce and Lee Brice will share a duet on “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” and Carrie Underwood will take the stage for a medley from My Savior.
Chesney returns with Kelsea Ballerini to perform “Half of My Hometown.” Blake Shelton will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his first hit single, “Austin,” as well as his recently released song, “Minimum Wage.”
The network also announced that Lady A would team up with Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett. Fans will also get to see Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde, and Keith Urban on the stage.
The show will be broadcast from three different Nashville venues: the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman, and Bluebird Cafe. The 2021 ACM Awards will air on April 18 from 7-10 p.m. CT. on CBS and Paramount+. You can find the full list of nominees here.