Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Mickey Guyton havebeen added to the list of performers at this year’s ACM Awards. They’re joined by Kane Brown, Dan + Shay, Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line and more. Luke will perform his 25th No. 1 smash; two-week chart-topper “One Margarita;” Church will give an unforgettable rendition of his latest single, “Stick That in Your Country Song;” and Mickey, who has one of the best voices in the business will perform her critically-acclaimed “What Are You Gonna Tell Her.” 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. As previously announced, artists performing 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. Hosted by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the 55th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS will be broadcast on Wednesday, September 16th (live 8:00-11:00pm ET/delayed PT) on CBS and available to stream on demand on CBS All Access.
Lauren Alaina has been tapped to host a new show on the Grand Ole Opry’s Circle Network, “Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith.” Some of Lauren’s guests will include Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, Craig Morgan, Randy Travis and his wife Mary, Rita Wilson, Darryl Worley, actress Kristin Chenoweth and many others. “There are a lot of things that are important to me in life, but Jesus is number one,” says Lauren. “There’s no better compliment than someone recognizing my faith and asking me to help share God’s word.” The faith-based show will premiere October 6th at 8:30pm ET.