53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, Everything You Need To Watch

It’s nearly time for The Achedemy Of Country Music Awards

What you need to know
The 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, which honors country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent, will be hosted by country music legend Reba McEntire and broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, Apr. 15 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

As always, the ACM Awards will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, and all sorts of surprising moments from some of the biggest names in country music.

The nominees
The complete list of nominees for the 53rd ACM Awards is chock full of talent, both established and on-the-rise!

Plus, a few of the awards were given out in advance to Lauren Alaina, Midland, and Brett Young, who have been named New Female Vocalist of the Year, New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, and New Male Vocalist of the Year, respectively.

Performances by country’s biggest artists
Not only will it be a night of big winners, but the 53rd ACM Awards will also feature an array of performances from some of the biggest names in country!

Expect to see:

– Lauren Alaina
– Jason Aldean
– Kelsea Ballerini
– Dierks Bentley
– Kane Brown
– Luke Bryan
– Kenny Chesney
– Florida Georgia Line feat. Bebe Rexha
– Alan Jackson
– Kelly Clarkson
– Lady Antebellum
– Little Big Town
– Midland
– Miranda Lambert
– Maren Morris
– Jon Pardi
– Thomas Rhett
– Blake Shelton
– Keith Urban
– Brett Young
…and more!

Watch the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, which airs live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, Apr. 15 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.