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Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, And More To Perform At 2020 ACM Awards

Luke Combs, Old Dominion, Gabby Barrett, Jimmie Allen and more will also hit the stage for the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards.
Posted on Aug 26, 2020 | 05:00am
At last, the first big batch of performers has been announced for the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards™, which will be hosted by Keith Urban live on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 8/7c (delayed PT) on CBS and CBS All Access.

In case you haven't heard, the ACM Awards® will be broadcast from three storied locations in Nashville for the first time. A whole slew of your favorite country artists will take the stage. The newly announced group will be joined by the winners of the New Male Artist of the Year and New Female Artist of the Year awards, Riley Green and Tenille Townes, and more talents soon to be announced.

WATCH: Tenille Townes Surprised As ACM New Female Artist Of The Year 

Artists performing at Ryman Auditorium include Kelsea Ballerini, with her song "Hole in the Bottle" and Gabby Barrett performing her No. 1 hit "I Hope." This year's most nominated female artist, Maren Morris, will sing "To Hell & Back" while Old Dominion, this year's most nominated group, will play a special medley of their No. 1 hits. Thomas Rhett, the male artist with the most noms this year, will be joined by Jon Pardi, and the pair will perform their No. 1 hit "Beer Can't Fix."

Meanwhile, The Bluebird Cafe will be home to Jimmie Allen, who will perform his No. 1 hit "Make Me Want To." Luke Combs will perform "Better Together," and Miranda Lambert will feature songwriters Natalie Hemby and Luke Dick during a performance of the smash hit "Bluebird." Plus, Tim McGraw will treat audiences at home to a rendition of his recently released single "I Called Mama."

Additional acts and presenters, including artists performing from the Grand Ole Opry House, will be announced in the coming weeks.

READ: How And When To Watch The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards

Watch the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Keith Urban, live on Wednesday, Sep. 16 at 8 PM ET (delayed PT) on CBS and CBS All Access.