The Academy of Country Music has announced that Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Hunter Hayes, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, and The Band Perry will perform during the ACM Awards on April 7 in Las Vegas.
The 48th annual event is cohosted this year by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, and it will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on CBS. Blake, Luke, and Miranda are also three of the five nominees for Entertainer of the Year this year; that list also includes Jason Aldean and last year’s winner, Taylor Swift. Fan voting to determine the winner of that category will begin March 25.READ MORE: Crowds Flock To Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting: 'Always Been Magical'
This is the first round of performers the ACM has made public for this year’s ceremony, with more names likely to come in the weeks ahead.READ MORE: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns With 3-Week Homecoming Season
The 48th annual ACM Awards take place live on Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.MORE NEWS: Toys 'R' Us Opening Flagship Store Inside American Dream Mall