Sunday evening yields yet another awards show: the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, which begins at 8 p.m. EDT, broadcast on CBS.
[You can catch the live stream here.]
Viewers of the ACM Awards an expect a lively show hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, where their “bromance” will most likely be on display. Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and George Strait are among those scheduled to perform.
Two of the biggest awards, Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year, are anybody's guess, as they will be chosen by the fans. Even though the ACM chose the nominees, the final decision is in the hands of the fans.
According to She Knows, don't expect Taylor Swift to win anything. She has officially made the transition to pop star even though she was labeled a country star in the beginning. She has a chance of winning Entertainer of the Year, but Carrie Underwood tends to beat out Swift in any category they are both contesting against each other in, the site said, and Underwood is nominated for Entertainer of the Year too.
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Viewers can expect this year’s show to be pretty diverse, thanks to the multitude of singers. Old school stars like George Strait and Tim McGraw will be opening the show, followed by modern-day acts like Lady Antebellum, Lambert, Underwood and Bryan. Pop stars Clarkson and Swift will help round out the diverse night of performances.
Shelton and Bryan are expected to be a great hosting duo. The two have appealing stage personas, with Shelton having mastered his by appearing as a mentor on “The Voice” for three seasons.
Check out the video below to watch live footage of the ACM Awards: