Carrie Underwood has been added to the list of performers at this year’s ACM Awards, along with Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, as well as Trisha Yearwood. They join previously announced performers Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett with Jon Pardi, Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Riley Green, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Tenille Townes and Morgan Wallen.
In celebration of the 95th Anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry, two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year winner and nominated again this year, Carrie will honor trailblazing female Opry members by performing a medley of songs by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton. Carrie is also nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year.
Also joining the telecast’s all-star lineup are presenters Lauren Alaina, Lily Aldridge, Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black, Bobby Bones, Cam, Darius Rucker and Runaway June.
For the first time in the show’s history, the awards will take place in Nashville, broadcasting from three iconic Country Music venues: Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.
The 55th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, hosted by Keith Urban, will be broadcast September 16th (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on CBS and will be available to stream on demand on CBS All Access.