Who Is Performing at the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards?

A star-studded group of performers will gather in Las Vegas on April 7 for the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards. More than two dozen artists will perform at the 54th annual event, which is hosted by Reba McEntire and will celebrate the “biggest names and emerging talent in country music.”

The biggest names in country music will be there

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Luke Bryan rehearses for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in 2018 | Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images

The list of artists who will be performing at this year’s Country Music Awards includes some of the biggest names in country music, including Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, and Carrie Underwood. The performers announced so far are:

  • Jason Aldean
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Bryan
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Eric Church
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Luke Combs
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Khalid
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Little Big Town
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Reba McEntire
  • Maren Morris
  • Old Dominion
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Blake Shelton
  • Chris Stapleton
  • George Strait
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban

Jason Aldean will also receive the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award, making him just the fifth artist to receive the honor. Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs, along with George Strait and Miranda Lambert, will team up for ACM Flashbacks, where they’ll celebrate classic country music hits.

Presenters include Clint Black, Game of Thrones’s Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lady Antebellum, Jessie James Decker, Danica Patrick, Dennis Quaid, Wilmer Valderamma, among many others.  

You can still get tickets to see the awards in person

Major award shows like the Oscars and the Grammys are private events that aren’t open to the general public. But the Country Music Awards are an exception. If you happen to be in Vegas this weekend, you may still be able to get tickets to see the awards in person at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Available tickets range in price from $375 to $600, not including taxes and fees. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., and everyone must be seated by 4:30. The event begins at 5 p.m. And don’t think about showing up in your flip-flops — attendees should wear cocktail or business casual dress.

Who are this year’s nominees?

This year’s ACM nominees for entertainer of the year are Chris Stapleton, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, and Luke Bryan.

Male artist of the year nominees are Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Urban, Luke Combs, and Thomas Rhett. Female artist of the year nominees are Ashley McBryde, Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris, and Miranda Lambert. Lady Antebellum, LANCO, Little Big Town, Midland, and Old Dominion are nominated for group of the year. Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, LOCASH, and Maddie & Tae are nominated for duo of the year. You can see the full list of nominees on the Academy of Country Music website.  

The 54th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 7, at 8 p.m. ET (delayed PT) on CBS.

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