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Dierks Bentley, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt, And More Slated To Rock ACMs

Rising country stars will join chart-topping vets at the 51st Annual ACM Awards
Posted on Mar 2, 2016 | 07:00am
The Academy of Country Music Awards is back and, this year, the ceremony will bring together country's emerging artists and bonafide superstars for an epic night of live performances at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3.

Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt, and Eric Church—each of which are nominated for numerous crystal statues—are the latest crop of crooners slated to rock the ACMs, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley

With six nominations this year, Church has solidified his name amongst country royalty, while newcomers Kelsea Ballerini and Sam Hunt celebrate their breakthrough careers with two nominations each. 

(Eric Church) 

Previously announced 2016 ACM performers include Cam, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, and Carrie Underwood, which are sure to make for a must-see night of country music. Co-host Dierks Bentley will also take the stage. 

Stay tuned for even more performer announcements for the 51st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3 at 8/7c.