LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- It's that time of the year again when the best of American country music unite for the biggest country music awards in the nation. It is the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards. The said show is returning to this fabulous city this year. Set to take place on Sunday, April 15, the 2018 ACM Awards will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The show will begin at 8 PM ET, to be hosted by Reba McEntire.
Jackson, Chesney Among Performers
Expectations of the show are at high stakes.
It will not only be the announcement of the winners but also plenty of artists are performing. Some of the big names in the country music industry are expected to reunite. To note, there are around 25 artists expected to perform on the show.
Among these are a longtime performer and then-host of the show Alan Jackson, and another previous performer, Kenny Chesney.
Known for his signature white cowboy hat, Alan Jackson will join Jon Pardi onstage to perform Georgia traditionalist's smash "Chattahoochee."
On the other hand, Kenny Chesney will perform his brand new song, "Get Along."
The 53rd ACM Awards is definitely going to be a mixture of performances. With a handful of cross-generational performances, the show will have a distinct throwback flavor, highlighting the biggest hits from 25 years ago.
Among them, Blake Shelton will join Toby Keith to perform Keith's hit debut single "Should've Been a Cowboy". Reba McEntire, the host of the show, will share the stage with Kelly Clarkson to sing the duet "Does He Love You".
Additionally, classmates Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina will perform their Number One collaboration "What Ifs," a nominee for Vocal Event of the Year. Moreover, Keith Urban will perform with pop singer-songwriter Julia Michaels to sing their new recording "Coming Home."
Previously announced acts include Carrie Underwood who will be singing her new song "Cry Pretty". Also, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Midland, Marren Morris, Thomas Rhett will be performing among many others.
With all these activities and performances to take place in just a few days, it will definitely be a night of celebration in country music.