Carrie Underwood Reveals Behind-the-Scenes Look at Rehearsal Before ACM Awards Performance

by Quentin Blount

Country music superstar Carrie Underwood is gearing up for the 56th annual Academy of Country Music Awards which will take place on Sunday night.

The ACM Awards are being held in Nashville for the second year in a row. And as a result, the 2021 program will be airing live from three locations around the city. Those spots include the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and The Blue Bird Cafe.

This time around at the ACM Awards will certainly be a little different for Carrie Underwood. She just tied for the Entertainer of the Year prize last fall. However, she has not been included in that category this year. In addition, she was also shut out of the Female Artist of the Year category for the first time in her illustrious 15-year career.

But it isn’t all bad news for the Checotah, Oklahoma native. Underwood did receive a nomination for Video of the Year for “Hallelujah.”

Not only that but the Sunday Night Football singer will also be performing a few gospel songs on the night.

And in her most recent photo on social media, Underwood is prepping for tomorrow night’s performance. She is rocking a new fitness outfit from her CALIA by Carrie Underwood Spring line.

“This new @CALIAbyCarrie is perfect for any kind of warm-up!” Underwood wrote alongside her photo. “See you at the #ACMAwards tomorrow! #StayThePath #ChooseYou #MySavior”

You can catch all of the ACM action live on CBS beginning on Sunday at 7 p.m. central time.

Carrie Underwood and Other Stars to Perform at ACM Awards

There’s no doubt that we are all excited to see Carrie Underwood perform songs from her hit new album, My Savior. But there will also be plenty of other performances to get excited for.

The Academy of Country Music has announced a complete lineup of 29 artists. In addition to Underwood, stars in the industry like Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris, Carly Pearce, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban are all set to perform.

Meanwhile, the Academy of Country Music is making sure that they follow all of the necessary safety guidelines.

“We’re thrilled to return to Music City’s most iconic venues as we come together on April 18th to celebrate the best in Country Music, back in our normal awards cycle,” Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music, said. “A huge thank you to the city of Nashville, Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium, and Bluebird Cafe for welcoming us back to Nashville, where we can look out for the safety of our artists while shining a spotlight on this vibrant city after a tough 2020.”