Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood To Kick Off 2020 ACM Awards
The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards will open with a star-studded performance featuring all five Entertainer of the Year…
Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood
The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards will open with a star-studded performance featuring all five Entertainer of the Year nominees: Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood.
The must-see opening number will feature the ACM Entertainer of the Year contenders singing a medley of each of their greatest hits.
Wednesday’s show will also feature performances from Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Riley Green, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift, Tenille Townes, Keith Urban with P!nk, Morgan Wallen and Trisha Yearwood. Rhett will also take the stage to perform with Jon Pardi.
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.
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.