PHOTOS: Go Behind-the-Scenes of the ACM Awards with Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and More
Preparations for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards are underway in Las Vegas and the country music community has…
Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan; Photo Courtesy Getty Images for ACM Awards
Preparations for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards are underway in Las Vegas and the country music community has officially taken over Sin City!
ACM Awards performers like Luke Bryan, Blanco Brown, Brooke Eden, Jason Aldean, Parmalee, Chris Young, Brothers Osborne, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Lainey Wilson, Parker McCollum, and Thomas Rhett were on-site ahead of Monday’s show to rehearse while Scotty McCreery, Dustin Lynch, Ryan Hurd, Tenille Arts and Caitlyn Smith made the media rounds before the show.
The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards will air on Monday, March 7 exclusively on Prime Video at 8 p.m. EST/ 7 p.m. CST/5 p.m. PST.
Co-hosted by global icon Dolly Parton with Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett, the two-hour show will air without commercials and will feature 20+ performances from some of country music’s hottest superstars and rising newcomers.
The performance lineup includes Parker McCollum and Lainey Wilson, who have been crowned this year’s New Male and New Female Artist of the Year, respectively as well as Barrett, Allen, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Walker Hayes, Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Lady A and Kelly Clarkson.
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“The concert event of the year” will also include several collaborations, including Parton featuring Kelsea Ballerini (“Big Dreams & Faded Jeans”), BRELAND featuring Thomas Rhett (“Praise The Lord”), Jordan Davis (“Buy Dirt,” feat. Luke Bryan), Brothers Osborne and Brittney Spencer (“These Boots Are Made for Walkin’”), Parmalee and Blanco Brown featuring Brooke Eden (“Just the Way”), Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde (“Never Wanted to Be That Girl”), and Chris Young featuring Mitchell Tenpenny (“At the End of a Bar”).
The 2022 ACM Awards presenters include Alan Ritchson (actor, Reacher), Derek Carr (quarterback, Las Vegas Raiders), Guy Torry (comedian, Phat Tuesdays), James Patterson (author, Run Rose Run), Jason Aldean, Kelsey Asbille (actor, Yellowstone), Luke Grimes (actor, Yellowstone), Mickey Guyton, and Tom Pelphrey (actor, Outer Range).
The ACM Awards will make history as this marks the first major awards show to livestream exclusively as it will stream live on Prime Video in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.
See photos from behind-the-scenes of the ACM Awards and radio row below.
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.