With concerts and festivals postponed for the foreseeable future due to the current global health crisis, the Academy of Country Music is joining forces with dick clark productions to bring country music’s biggest stars straight to fans’ living rooms with the upcoming television special, ACM Presents: Our Country.
The lineup for the two-hour show was announced Thursday (March 26) and it does not disappoint.
Confirmed performers include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown & John Legend, Luke Bryan, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley & Darius Rucker, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.
The two-hour special will fill the broadcast slot previously set aside for the 55th Annual ACM Awards and will feature at-home acoustic performances and intimate conversations from country music’s biggest stars. The broadcast will also include clips of artists’ favorite moments the ACM Awards’ 55-year history.
Additionally, the star-studded special will feature a tribute to the late Kenny Rogers with performances by Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker.
ACM Presents: Our Country will air Sunday, April 5 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT and 7:00 PM CT) on the CBS Television Network and on CBS All Access.
Hosted by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, the 55th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will now take place Wednesday, September 16.