Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert & More To Perform At 2020 ACM Awards

The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards will surely be a show to remember. CBS, the Academy of Country Music…

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August 26, 2020

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Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert

The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards will surely be a show to remember.

CBS, the Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced that Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion and Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi will perform during the upcoming show, which will air live from Nashville on Wednesday, September 16.

Hosted by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, 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.

Artists confirmed to perform at the Ryman include Kelsea Ballerini performing “Hole in the Bottle,” Gabby Barrett performing her No. 1 hit “I Hope,” Maren Morris, this year’s most-nominated female artist, performing “To Hell & Back,” Old Dominion, this year’s most-nominated group, performing a special medley of their No. 1 hits, and Thomas Rhett, this year’s most-nominated male artist, featuring Jon Pardi, performing their No. 1 hit “Beer Can’t Fix.” The newly crowned ACM New Male Artist of the Year winner Riley Green and ACM New Female Artist of the Year winner Tenille Townes will also perform from the Ryman stage.

Artists appearing from The Bluebird Cafe include Jimmie Allen performing his No.1 hit “Make Me Want To,” Luke Combs performing “Better Together,” Miranda Lambert featuring Songwriters Natalie Hemby and Luke Dick performing the smash hit “Bluebird,” and Tim McGraw performing his recently released single “I Called Mama.”

Artists performing from the Grand Ole Opry House, as well as additional acts and presenters, will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 55th ACM Awards will broadcast on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream on-demand on CBS All Access.

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Lauren Jo Black

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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.