The 2016 Academy of Country Music awards are just days away. While we — and the hundreds of thousands of other country music fans tuning in — are thrilled to see who takes home what award, it’s the long list of celebrity performances that’s really blowing us away.
This year’s show features 23 well-known artists singing various songs both together and solo. According to Taste of Country, Miranda Lambert, Billy Gibbons and Keith Urban have agreed to come together for a performance of ZZ Top’s hit song “Tush.” Urban, 48, is also scheduled to sing his latest song, “Wasted Time,” at another time during the broadcast. Little Big Town, Blake Shelton, Charles Kelley, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Tim McGraw and several others have also been pegged for performances.
In December 2015 it was announced that the 51st installment of the famed award show would be hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley. The announcement was made on the “Kick the Dust Up” singer’s Facebook page. He urged fans to mark their calendars. Bentley later echoed Bryan’s sentiments on his own Facebook, writing that he was “excited” to be co-hosting alongside is “friend.”
The 2016 ACM’s air Sunday, April 3 at 8 p.m. EDT on CBS. The show will be available for livestreaming here and on CBS’ website.