The second round of performers for this year’s ACM Awards have been announced. Dierks Bentley and Eric Church have been added to the list of performers, along with Brooks & Dunn, Brandi Carlile, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line and Ashley McBryde. They join previously announced performers Brothers Osborne, Chris Stapleton, George Strait, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Miranda Lambert and Kane Brown.
Dierks Bentley received four nominations, including his fourth nod for Album of the Year for The Mountain. Dierks is also nominated for “Burning Man” (featuring Brothers Osborne) in both the Music Event of the Year category and Video of the Year category. He is also nominated for Male Artist of the Year. If he were to win for Video of the Year this year, it would mark his third win in this category.
Eric Church is nominated in the Album of the Year category for his recent collection, Desperate Man. Eric who has seven ACM Awards to his credit, last won the Album of the Year category in 2013 with Chief. The North Carolina native is making his way across the country with his Double Down Tour, which include his next stops in Chicago, Milwaukee and Dallas.
Additional acts and presenters for the ACM Awards will be announced in the coming weeks.
The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Reba, will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas April 7th at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.