Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban Among ACM Awards Performers
Country Music’s Party of the Year, the 55th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, just got bigger. The Academy of…
Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Academy of Country Music
Country Music’s Party of the Year, the 55th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, just got bigger.
The Academy of Country Music revealed that Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban will take the stage at the ACM Awards next month. Also confirmed to perform are Lindsay Ell, Caylee Hammack, Elle King, Ashley McBryde and Tenille Townes, who will perform the ACM-nominated collaboration “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” with Lambert.
The Academy of Country Music also shared a statement about on-going health concerns across the globe and in the United States. The statement reads:
“The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions remain committed to serving fans and our Country Music community by producing THE 55th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ live from Las Vegas on April 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. We are closely monitoring the situation along with the MGM team, who are in continuous contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Southern Nevada Health District, and other agencies and experts for guidance. We will take every precaution to ensure the safety of our artists, staff, crew, guests and attendees.”
Hosted by Keith Urban, the ACM Awards will air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on CBS. The show will also be available to stream live and on-demand across digital platforms on the CBS All Access subscription service.
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.