54th Annual ACM Awards Digital Red Carpet Pre-Show announced

ACM Award nominee Michael Ray to co-host

The Academy of Country Music (ACM), Dick Clark Productions and PEOPLE are partnering for the official live streaming digital red carpet pre-show in celebration of the 54th ACM Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year. The digital pre-show, hosted by PEOPLE Now’s Jeremy Parsons and Andrea Boehlke, PEOPLE executive editor Cynthia Sanz, and ACM Award nominee Michael Ray, will begin at 6:30 pm ET/3:30 pm PT live from the red carpet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7th.

It will be available exclusively on PEOPLE’s digital platforms, including PeopleTV, the streaming network from PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly, PEOPLE.com, the leading celebrity news and entertainment website, PEOPLE’s YouTube channel, and the Facebook and Twitter accounts for PEOPLE and PeopleTV. PEOPLE will post socially throughout the evening using the hashtag #ACMawards.

Fans can tune-in to catch their favorite country artists as they arrive for the 54th ACM Awards, including previously announced performers Jason Aldean (ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award honoree), Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Combs (ACM New Male Artist of the Year), Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Khalid, Miranda Lambert, LANCO (ACM New Group of the Year), Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde (ACM New Female Artist of the Year), Old Dominion, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban, along with this year’s star-studded list of presenters, including Lauren Alaina, Beth Behrs, Clint Black, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jessie James Decker, Hunter Hayes, Jay Hernandez, Lady Antebellum, Midland, Nancy O’Dell, Danica Patrick, Carly Pearce, Dennis Quaid, Michael Ray, Cole Swindell, and Wilmer Valderrama.

The awards telecast, hosted by Reba McEntire, and honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent, will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7th at 8 pm ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Tickets for the ceremony are available for purchase now at axs.com.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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