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Must-See Superstar Collaborations Join The Bill For The 53rd ACM Awards

Country music icons take the stage with today’s hottest artists for one-of-a-kind renditions of classic country songs.
Posted on Apr 11, 2018 | 05:30am
If you thought Country Music's Party of the Year® couldn't get any bigger, well, you just don't know the ACMs! 

An expanded line-up of must-watch country music collaborations have been announced for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards™, which will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, Apr. 15 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access

READ: How And When To Watch The 53rd ACM Awards On CBS All Access

For the very 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 will honor three of country music's hit songs from 1993, including: 

- "Should've Been a Cowboy" performed by Toby Keith and Blake Shelton
- "Chattahoochee" performed by Alan Jackson and Jon Pardi
- "Does He Love You" performed by Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson

Additional collaborations include Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina performing the multi-platinum hit "What Ifs," Keith Urban and Julia Michaels performing Urban's new single "Coming Home," and the previously announced Bebe Rexha with Florida Georgia Line performing their chart-topping hit "Meant to Be."

And that's not all—Dan + Shay, Darius Rucker, and Chris Young have also been added to the bill. They are only the latest to join in on the fun, accompanying previously announced performers like:  

- Jason Aldean
- Kelsea Ballerini
- Dierks Bentley
- Luke Bryan
- Kenny Chesney
- Lady Antebellum
- Little Big Town
- Chris Janson
- Midland
- Miranda Lambert
- Maren Morris
- Thomas Rhett
- Carrie Underwood
- Brett Young

In addition to the performers, expect to see some big name presenters, such as:

- SEAL Team star David Boreanaz
- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees
- SEAL Team star AJ Buckley
- Country artist Cam
- Actor Sam Elliott
- The Talk host Eve
- Actor Ashton Kutcher
- Country artist Dustin Lynch
- Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O'Dell
- Actress Rebecca Romijn
- SEAL Team star Max Thieriot
- Olympic alpine skier Lindsey Vonn
- Country stars Sugarland

...and more!

Stream the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards™ on CBS All Access.