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Video: Carrie Underwood, Brooks & Dunn flashback, all-star collaborations added to ACM Awards performance lineup

Carrie Underwood. Photo by Randee St. Nicholas
Carrie Underwood. Photo by Randee St. Nicholas

The star-studded lineup of performers for the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards continues to grow. 

Checotah native Carrie Underwood, who gave birth to her second child in January and is launching a new tour in May, will be among the performers at the ACM Awards, broadcasting live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, April 7 on the CBS Television Network.

 Underwood already has played a key role in this year's ACM Awards festivities: Over the weekend, she called up Ashley McBryde, Luke Combs and LANCO to let them know they had been named New Female Artist of the Year, New Male Artist of the Year and New Group of the Year, respectively. All three winners will perform on the show, too. 

This year's ACM Awards will again feature “ACM Flashbacks,” a fan-favorite moment honoring classic country music hits and the artists whose music continues to influence musicians and fans alike. This year’s “ACM Flashbacks” will feature performances by upcoming Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Brooks & Dunn – the pairing of Louisiana native Kix Brooks and former Tulsan Ronnie Dunn – with Combs, and George Strait with former Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert. 

Additionally, Lambert, the most-awarded artist in ACM Awards history with 32 wins, will perform a flashback medley of her greatest hits, according to a news release. 

Multiplatinum award-winning musician Khalid also has been added to the star-studded lineup and will perform with Kane Brown. Additional collaborations include Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Dierks Bentley and Brandi Carlile, Eric Church and McBryde, Dan + Shay and Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line and Aldean, and Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne.

Other ACM Awards performers include Chockie native Reba McEntire, Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming week.

 As previously announced, Chockie native Reba McEntire, an iconic entertainer and 16-time ACM Award winner, returns to host. 

As previously reported, ACM Awards nominees with Oklahoma ties include Lambert, Underwood and Maddie & Tae.

Tickets for the ceremony are available for purchase at For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events including ACM Party for a Cause, visit Ultimate ACM Awards VIP Experience and the Ultimate ACM Awards VIP Travel Packages are available from CID Entertainment. Fans can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram for more immediate updates.


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Carrie Underwood. Photo by Randee St. Nicholas

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1... Read more ›