Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood & More Added To 2020 ACM Awards
The Academy of Country Music just revealed additional performers and presenters for the upcoming 55th Academy of Country Music Awards….
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton; Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy, Carrie Underwood; Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp
The Academy of Country Music just revealed additional performers and presenters for the upcoming 55th Academy of Country Music Awards.
Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, and Trisha Yearwood have been added to the performance lineup, while Lauren Alaina, Lily Aldridge, Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black, Bobby Bones, Cam, Darius Rucker and Runaway June have joined the show as presenters.
Shelton and Stefani are confirmed to perform their latest single, “Happy Anywhere,” Underwood will take the stage for what is sure to be a show-stopping female medley of songs by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, and Yearwood will appear for a special performance of her song “I’ll Carry You Home” to pay tribute to those we’ve lost in the country music community.
The 2020 ACM Awards will take place in Music City for the first time ever. The three-hour show will broadcast from three iconic venues: Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.
Previously announced performers include Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Riley Green, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes, and Morgan Wallen.
Keith Urban is set to host the star-studded event, which will broadcast on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on CBS.
Lauren Jo Black
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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.