Some of this year’s Entertainer of the Year nominees are set to take the stage at the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards this Sunday.
EOTY hopefuls Luke Bryan and Keith Urban, along with Blake Shelton and Old Dominion will bring their biggest hits to the ACM stage. They join a lineup of previously announced performers including Carrie Underwood, LANCO, Khalid, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Ashley McBryde, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton and George Strait along with ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award honoree Jason Aldean.
In addition, the Academy of Country Music revealed its equally-as-star-studded presenter list, which includes Lauren Alaina, Beth Behrs, Clint Black, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jessie James Decker, Hunter Hayes, Jay Hernandez, Lady Antebellum, Midland, Nancy O’Dell,Danica Patrick, Carly Pearce, Dennis Quaid, Michael Ray, Cole Swindell, and Wilmer Valderrama.
Last month, McEntire appeared on CBS This Morning to reveal the nominees for the 2019 ACM Awards, which included some of Music City’s biggest names.
To no surprise, reigning Male Artist of the Year Chris Stapleton received six nominations in four categories, including his second nod for Entertainer of the Year. Dan + Shay tied Stapleton with six nominations this year, as they are up for awards such as Single of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year for “Tequila”; Album of the Year for their self-titled album, and Duo of the Year for the sixth time.
Country queen and recent GRAMMY Album of the Year winner Kacey Musgraves follows Stapleton and Dan + Shay with five nominations this year, which include a nod for Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year (as both artist and producer for Golden Hour) and Song of the Year (as both artist and songwriter for “Space Cowboy).
To view a full list of nominees along with our winner predictions, click here.
Hosted by Reba McEntire the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards will air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 7th @ 8PM ET/PT on CBS.