Carrie Underwood and Kane Brown Among ‘ACM Presents: Our Country’ Performers

With concerts and festivals postponed for the foreseeable future due to the current global health crisis, the Academy of Country…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 26, 2020


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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.

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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.