Academy of Country Music, dick clark productions and CBS today are adding to the all-star lineup of the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
Announced are Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Mickey Guyton and Morgan Wallen.
The award ceremony begins Wednesday, September 16 on CBS.
These artists will perform from the Grand Ole Opry House stage. Hosted by ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the 55TH Academy Of Country Music Awards features Urban as host and it will be broadcast on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream on demand on CBS All Access.
Stay tuned as more exciting performances, and special programming and surprising moments will be announced in the coming weeks.
The new Country Music Awards artists
ACM revealed that Brown will perform his current single Worldwide Beautiful; Bryan will perform his 25th No. 1 hit One Margarita; Church will perform his latest single Stick That In Your Country Song;
Dan + Shay will perform their current single I Should Probably Go to Bed while Florida Georgia Line will perform their 17th No. 1 hit I Love My Country.
Guyton will perform her critically acclaimed song What Are You Gonna Tell Her?
Of her latest hit, Guyton used her YouTube page to say:
I don’t really have the words to express how I’m truly feeling. This song came from the very depths of my heart. Every word is all of our story. Thank you (songwriters of song) Emma-Lee, Karen Kosowki & Victoria Banks for going there and pouring out your hearts with me and creating a song that represents so many. I hope this song touches your heart like it did ours as we wrote it.
and Wallen will perform his multi-week No.1 hit Whiskey Glasses.
Already announced performers at the Ryman include Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Riley Green, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, and Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, and Tenille Townes.
Artists at The Bluebird Cafe include Jimmie Allen, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert featuring songwriters Natalie Hemby and Luke Dick, and Tim McGraw.
Grand Ole Opry background
America’s Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe have a long history. The Grand Ole Opry is not a place but it is a show.
In 1974, the Opry made its last broadcast from Ryman before moving to its new venue, The Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland.
In 2004, the Opry House surpassed the Ryman as the Opry’s most enduring home and reopened September 28, 2010. Most of the time these shows are held at the Opry House which is part of the Gaylord complex in Northeast Nashville.
The Opry still has shows at the Ryman Auditorium downtown. The Ryman was the historical long-standing home of the Opry. The Ryman Auditorium is located downtown, just off Broadway at 116 5th Ave N, in Nashville.
Hosted by reigning ACM® Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the 55th ACM Awards will be broadcast on Wednesday, Sept. 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will stream live and on demand on CBS All Access.