ACM Awards to Kick Off With Medley by Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Luke Combs, Luke Bryan & Eric Church

ACM Awards to Kick Off With Medley by Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Luke Combs, Luke Bryan & Eric Church

ACM Entertainer of the Year nominees Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood will kick off the ACM Awards on Sept. 16 with a medley of tunes from their past catalogs.

Previously announced performers at the ACM Awards include Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Pink, Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani, Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Riley Green, Tenille Townes, Thomas Rhett with Jon Pardi, Eric Church, Mickey Guyton, Morgan Wallen, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Florida Georgia Line, Trisha Yearwood, Taylor Swift, and Luke Bryan.

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. 

Set List

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

  • Mickey Guyton – “What Are You Gonna Tell Her”
  • Eric Church – “Stick That in Your Country Song”
  • Luke Bryan – “One Margarita”
  • Morgan Wallen – “Whiskey Glasses”
  • Kane Brown – “Worldwide Beautiful”
  • Dan + Shay – “I Should Probably Go to Bed”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “I Love My Country”
  • Carrie Underwood – medley of songs by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton
  • Taylor Swift – “Betty”

TBA

  • Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani – “Happy Anywhere”
  • Trisha Yearwood – “I’ll Carry You Home” (In Memoriam)
  • Keith Urban and Pink – “One Too Many”
  • Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett – medley

photos by TCD

Daily Dose

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter