ACM Awards 2024: Kelsea Ballerini, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, Parker McCollum & More Join Performance Lineup

The show will also feature a performance from Post Malone.


Lauren Jo Black

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May 7, 2024


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Kelsea Ballerini, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, Parker McCollum; Photos Courtesy ACM Awards

The anticipation for Country Music’s Party of the Year, the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards, continues to build as additional superstar artists have been confirmed to perform during the worldwide streaming event.  

The newly announced lineup of ACM Award performers includes Post Malone, who will make his debut on the ACM Awards stage, as well as Parker McCollum, and can’t-miss collaborative performances from Kelsea Ballerini with Noah Kahan, Nate Smith and Avril Lavigne, and Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani.  

2024 ACM Awards Performers
2024 ACM Awards Performers

The latest round of performers will join previously announced artists Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Jelly Roll, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, and Lainey Wilson. Additionally, 16-time ACM Award winner, Reba McEntire, will take on double duty as a host and a performer.

The 59th Academy of Country Music Awards will take place on Thursday, May 16. The show will air live from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas at 8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT / 5 p.m. PDT exclusively on Prime Video. For this special occasion, fans do not need a Prime membership to watch as everyone is invited to the “Party of the Year.” 

McEntire is hosting the show for the 17th time in her career and is set to debut new music during the show.  

Reba McEntire will host the ACM Awards for the 17th time in 2024
Reba McEntire; Photo Courtesy the Academy of Country Music

“I am tickled to pieces to get to host the ACM Awards for the 17th time!” the country music icon previously shared. “What an honor to have been part of the past, present and now the future of the Academy of Country Music with Amazon Prime Video. I can’t wait to get to Texas and see everybody May 16th!”

Bobby Bones, a five-time ACM Awards National On-Air Personality of the Year winner, will appear throughout the evening for “Backstage with Bobby Bones,” featuring artist interviews throughout the show. 

Photo Courtesy The Academy of Country Music
Photo Courtesy The Academy of Country Music

In the days leading up to the ACM Awards, fans can join in the festivities via the Country Heat Weekly podcast on Amazon Music. The fun will start on Tuesday, May 14 with the Live from the ACM Awards: ACM New Artist Winners Celebration, taking place at the Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star. This event will feature performances and special guests, plus the unveiling of the ACM New Male Artist, New Female Artist, and New Duo or Group of the Year winners. Fans can watch via Amazon Music on Twitch. 

Nominees for the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards were announced last month, and  Luke Combs, Megan Moroney, and Morgan Wallen were named the top nominees. Combs secured eight nominations, while Moroney and Wallen each earned six. Other top ACM Awards nominees include Cody Johnson, Chris Stapleton, Lainey Wilson, Jelly Roll, and Jordan Davis.

A limited number of tickets to attend the ACM Awards are still available for purchase. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.