Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and Rascal Flatts have been confirmed for the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. There will also be special duets by Christina Aguilera and other surprise artists on-stage for the event. Other artists listed by CBS are Nick Jonas and Dan + Shay. The 50TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, the event will be broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19 (8:00-11:30 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Brooks & Dunn will take the stage for a historic reunion in honor of the Academy’s golden anniversary, their first televised performance together since 2010. These artists join previously announced performers, including Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, plus Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
The 50th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.