The biggest names in country music are heating up the red carpet at the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards this afternoon (April 3) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, the show is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. 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, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, and Old Dominion are scheduled to perform, plus duets from 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.
Garth Brooks (via satellite), Miss America Betty Cantrell, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Martina McBride, Von Miller, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Nancy O’Dell, Jake Owen, Chase Rice, Darius Rucker, Kiefer Sutherland, Cole Swindell and Maddie & Tae are also expected to take the stage and present each winner with their respective awards.
The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards airs TONIGHT, April 3rd @ 8PM ET/PT on CBS. Check out photos from the red carpet below…
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