The 53rd ACM Awards is Featuring “Flashbacks” Collaborations During Sunday’s Telecast

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The Academy of Country Music revealed an expanded lineup of superstar collaborations and must-see performances for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards this Sunday, and we are SUPER excited to see this all go down!

For the first time, the ACM Awards will debut “ACM Flashbacks” to honor classic country music hits and/or the artists whose music continues to influence musicians and fans alike. With this new feature, the ACM Awards will celebrate hits from a specific year, or honor an individual artist and their accomplishments through unique collaborations and one-of-a-kind renditions of their iconic songs.

This year, the awards telecast will honor three of country music’s hit songs from 1993 with Toby Keith and Blake Shelton performing Keith’s celebrated No.1 debut single “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” Alan Jackson and Jon Pardi performing Jackson’s ACM Award-winning hit “Chattahoochee,” and Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson performing Reba’s GRAMMY® Award-winning hit “Does He Love You.”

Additional collaborations include Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina performing the multi-platinum, No. 1 hit “What Ifs,” Keith Urban and Julia Michaels performing Urban’s new single “Coming Home,” plus previously announced Bebe Rexha with Florida Georgia Line performing the chart-topping hit “Meant to Be.”

Also, Dan + ShayDarius Rucker and Chris Young will join the lineup of previously announced solo performances by Lauren AlainaJason Aldean, Kelsea BalleriniDierks Bentley, Luke BryanKenny ChesneyLady Antebellum, Miranda LambertLittle Big Town, MidlandMaren Morris, Thomas RhettBlake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Brett Young.

Hosted by Reba McEntire, the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 15th @ 8PM ET/PT on CBS.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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