We’re just two days away from the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards and we’re still getting surprises thrown at us.
The 51st ACM Awards added Cole Swindell to its long list of performers and announced Garth Brooks, Von Miller and Darius Rucker as presenters for country music’s party of the year.
Swindell joins a lineup that already consists of Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Charles Kelley, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion, plus Kelsea Ballerini featuring Nick Jonas, Miranda Lambert featuring Billy Gibbons and Keith Urban, Dolly Parton and Katy Perry, Chris Young with Cassadee Pope and Little Big Town featuring Trombone Shorty.
Brooks will present via satellite while Miller and Rucker will join Miss America Betty Cantrell, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Martina McBride, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Nancy O’Dell, Jake Owen, Chase Rice, Keifer Sutherland, Cole Swindell and Maddie & Tae at the Awards show to present on stage.
The Awards also announced that Jason Aldean will debut his new single “Lights Come on,” which he dropped today, during the live broadcast.
The 51st ACM Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. This year, the Awards show presents “ACM Awards Backstage Live,” which will offer fans an all-access pass with a livestream of the red carpet and backstage areas. It will stream live and simultaneously with the live broadcast on CBS.com and ACMawards.com.
The 51st ACM Awards air LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00pm ET on CBS.
Relieve some of the best ACM Awards show moments here and don’t forget to tune in to the live broadcast on Sunday evening.