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2019 ACM Awards: Dan + Shay, Eric Church, and Brooks & Dunn Join the Roster


The 2019 ACM Awards released their second round of performers. Among those performers are Dan + Shay, Kelly Clarkson, and Dierks Bentley. Other just-announced performers to join the awards show’s star-studded bill include Brooks & Dunn, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line and Ashley McBryde.

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via Dan + Shay’s Official Facebook Page

They join the previously announced Kane BrownMaren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Miranda Lambert, the Brothers Osborne, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, George Strait and host Reba McEntire.

The Academy of Country Music previously announced that Jason Aldean would receive the much coveted Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award during the ceremony. This award has only been awarded to five other artists in the past.

What to expect at the 2019 ACM Awards

The Academy of Country Music Awards honors the country musicians that have impacted the genre and the industry as a whole in the previous year. Along with the awards show, ACMs weekend will consist of ACM Party for a Cause, which raises money for ACM Lifting Lives.

The Night’s Host

The ACM Awards will be hosted by Reba McEntire for the second time in a row. It will be the 16th time she will be hosting the show. She first co-hosted the ACM Awards way back in 1986.

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Photo Credits: Reba McEntire/Official Facebook Home Page

McEntire has also been very outspoken about the lack of female nominees for the night’s most prestigious award, Entertainer of the Year. She has expressed that she was not happy about it, and it’s most likely that she’s gonna share her thoughts about it when she has the chance to during the night rolls out.

Who’s Gonna Be There

Dan + Shay and Chris Stapleton lead the nominations with six each. And looking at their amazing track record, we might be expecting some big wins for them.

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via Fender

The nominees for the highest honor of the night, Entertainer of the Year, include no women. The list includes Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Chris Stapleton, and Keith Urban.

Country collaborator Bebe Rexha is most likely going to attend because she’s up for four ACM awards in 2019.

It will be aired live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7 at 8 PM ET on CBS.

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