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Surprise! Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, And More Added To 2016 ACM Lineup

Check out the latest crop of powerhouse performers and presenters slated to entertain on April 3
Posted on Mar 30, 2016 | 10:45am
Just when it would appear the guest list for Country Music's Party Of The Year® is nearly at capacity, even more all-star talent has been added to the already incredible list of performers and presenters!

ACM Award winners Miranda Lambert and Keith Urbanboth of whom are each nominated for three 2016 ACM Awards—will join forces with ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons to perform a rockin' rendition of the band's classic "Tush," but that's not all for Urban. 

In addition to his collaboration with Gibbons and Lambert, this year's Mae Boren Axton Award recipient will also perform his new single, "Wasted Time," live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3 at 8/7 on CBS. 


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Plus, pop sensation Nick Jonas will return to the ACM stage to serenade fans with Kelsea Ballerini, who already won New Female Vocalist Of The Year. Oh, and let's not forget New Orleans rising star Trombone Shorty will be wowing the audience with what's sure to be a show-stopping number. 

Finally, we're pleased to announce that two-time ACM Award nominees Maddie & Tae have also been added to the roster of presenters, along with actor Tom Hiddleston, who stars in the upcoming Hank Williams biopic, I Saw The Light. 

You can even hear a teaser of Tom's impressive pipes in the below clip from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Previously announced performers include Dolly Parton with Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney, Cam, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Chris Young with Cassadee Pope, Florida Georgia Line, and co-hosts Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan

Watch the 51st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards when it's broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3 at 8/7c. Plus, the event will be streamed on and CBS All Access.