Blake Shelton, Shakira to perform on ACM Awards

The pair will perform “Medicine” from Shakira’s new album

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions have announced that multi-platinum singer/songwriter and global recording artist, Shakira, will perform her single “Medicine,” from her new album Shakira. The song features ACM Awards co-host and five-time nominee including a nod for Entertainer of the Year, ACM’s most prestigious award, Blake Shelton live on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan along with Blake Shelton, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6th at 8 pm live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Shakira wrote “Medicine” with prominent Nashville songwriters Hillary Lindsey and Mark Bright.

“Shakira’s folks reached out to the ACM about the performance. We as producers are always looking to bring artists together,” R.A. Clark, an Executive Producer for the Academy of Country Music Awards, tells Music Row Magazine.

George Strait is also set to make a major announcement during the live awards show, although no further details have been revealed.

Both of these artists join previously announced performers including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, George Strait, Keith Urban, The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, and Lady Antebellum with legendary musician Stevie Nicks. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming week.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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