ACM Awards Announce First Round of Performers: Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett & More

ACM Awards Announce First Round of Performers: Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett & More

The Academy of Country Music announced its first round of performers for the 55th ACM Awards: Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Riley Green, Tenille Townes, and Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi.

The ACM Awards will air live from Nashville on Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. The show will take place at three iconic Nashville institutions: the Grand Ole Opry House, The Bluebird Cafe and Ryman Auditorium.

Keith Urban will host the show for the first time.

The ACM Awards were originally planned to air from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 5. The Academy scrapped the plan on March 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional performers will be announced soon.

Ryman Auditorium

  • Kelsea Ballerini – “Hole in the Bottle”
  • Gabby Barrett – “I Hope”
  • Maren Morris – “To Hell & Back”
  • Old Dominion – medley
  • Thomas Rhett – “Beer Can’t Fix”
  • Riley Green – TBA
  • Tenille Townes – TBA

Bluebird Cafe

  • Jimmie Allen – “Make Me Want To”
  • Luke Combs – “Better Together”
  • Miranda Lambert featuring Natalie Hemby and Luke Dick – “Bluebird”
  • Tim McGraw – “I Called Mama”

Grand Ole Opry

  • TBA

photos by Arroyo/O’Connor, AFF-USA.com

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Luke Combs Gets 11th Number-1 with “Forever After All”

Luke Combs Gets 11th Number-1 with “Forever After All”

Congrats to Luke Combs – his song “Forever After All” is sitting at number-1 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart!

This is Luke’s 11th consecutive number-1 song – and the 6th track off of his deluxe album What You See Ain’t Always What You Get to capture the top spot.

After hitting number-1 Luke says, “It’s pretty crazy having this song go number-1, being the sixth number-1 off this album. It’s incredible, and it’s all thanks to the fans. We have a really great team – from management, to label, to band and crew, and we’ve been lucky that country radio has embraced us, which means the world to me. I’m forever grateful to everybody that’s helped get my songs out there. I just wanna say thanks to everybody, and I never take it for granted.”

Photo Credit: Zack Massey