As earlier reported, a record 4 Black artists had been nominated for ACM Awards this yr — Guyton and Brown as effectively as two artists who had been are not on the ACM’s “full celebrity effectiveness lineup” — Jimmie Allen and John Legend.
The other performers established to surface on the clearly show are Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Ryan Hurd, Jack Ingram, Alan Jackson, Elle King, Miranda Lambert, Little Massive City, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris, Carly Pearce, Jon Randall, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Urban, Underwood and Chris Youthful.
Notably absent from the performer lineup — although of class it truly is not a surprise — is Morgan Wallen, whose Harmful: The Double Album put in its very first 10 months on the Billboard 200 at No. 1. The ACM manufactured headlines in January when it barred Wallen from the nominations approach and from showing on the ACM telecast for a single 12 months for his use of the N-word.
This will be Brothers Osborne’s first efficiency on the display since T.J. Osborne came out as gay in February, a transfer that elicited prevalent aid in the country group.
The ACM Awards show up to be next the lead of the Grammy Awards, which also introduced its “full general performance lineup” in just one fell swoop, relatively than parceling it out piecemeal, as is the norm with award exhibits. (Even with their assurance that that was the full lineup, the Grammys before long additional Silk Sonic, the retro-soul undertaking consisting of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak.) Time will notify if the ACMs also held back just one or far more names for a surprise.
For the 2nd year in a row, the ACM Awards will be broadcast from a few legendary Nashville venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.
In a joint statement, dick clark productions and the ACM pressured that COVID-19 considerations are paramount. “The health and fitness and safety of the artists, enthusiasts, field, employees and companions associated in the ACM Awards is the variety one particular precedence. All guidelines set forth by nationwide, state and area health and fitness officers will be intently followed and applied throughout the output together with added security actions to be instated by dick clark productions and the Academy of Region Songs.”
The Place New music Affiliation skilled a nightmarish state of affairs in the aftermath of the 54th yearly CMA Awards on Nov. 11. Nation legend Charley Satisfaction, who been given the Willie Nelson Life time Achievement Award and carried out at the exhibit, died from COVID-19 on Dec. 12. It is really unfamiliar when and how he contracted the virus, but it can be a tragedy no awards exhibit needs to see take place all over again.
R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Linda Gierahn are executive producers of the ACM Awards. Damon Whiteside, CEO of the ACM, is govt producer for the ACM.
The display is set to air stay on Sunday, April 18, from 8-11 p.m. (stay ET/delayed PT) and from 7-10 p.m. Central Time on CBS. It will be available to stream stay and on need on Paramount+.
To promote the display, producers rounded up video of the very first ACM Awards performances from a lot of of the artists in this year’s lineup, together with a quite young-wanting Dierks Bentley. It can be discovered listed here.