Chris Janson closing ACM Awards, Kane Brown delivering exclusive encore performance

The ACM Awards airs Sunday, April 15th on CBS

Chris Janson will close out the star-studded line up for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 15th when he performs “Redneck Life” off his latest album, Everybody. Scoring the coveted last performance, Janson will bring the electric song to Las Vegas along with his “riveting stage style” – his larger-than-life signature presence as dubbed by People. The 53rd ACM Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year, will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday April 15th at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT on CBS Television Network. Janson’s current single, “Drunk Girl” continues to climb the charts at country radio and remains a standout out in the Opry member’s live sets.

“I am extremely excited to play on this year’s ACM Awards show. I’ll be playing a crowd favorite from my Everybody album, titled “Redneck Life.” It’s a true story; it’s rowdy and it’s gonna be a blast to play live,” Janson states

The Platinum-selling entertainer is the youngest living member of the Grand Ole Opry, performing over 100 times on the legendary stage. His sophomore album Everybody produced his second No. 1 single “Fix A Drink.” His follow-up single, “Drunk Girl” has been touted as “quite possibly the most important song to come out of Nashville in years” by CMT and was named one of Rolling Stone’s 25 Best Country Songs of 2017.

ACM Award nominee Kane Brown will deliver an encore performance of his Platinum current single “Heaven” for Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers exclusively on Xfinity On Demand in partnership with the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. As previously announced, Kane Brown, who received two nominations this year including the New Male Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “What Ifs” featuring Lauren Alaina, will also perform on the live telecast. Brown’s “Heaven” and Platinum-certified self-titled debut album are available now from all digital music services.

As part of the announcement, Comcast’s Xfinity brand has announced an official partnership with the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards to offer its customers an even more immersive viewing experience prior to and following the show. In addition to the live broadcast on CBS, Xfinity TV customers will be able to watch archival ACM Awards content on Xfinity On Demand leading up to the show, plus an encore performance from Kane Brown, which will be available immediately after the broadcast. Xfinity TV customers with X1 will enjoy related online content from YouTube and streaming stations from Pandora integrated alongside the rest of the content, as well as the ability to call up the full experience by saying “Show me the ACMs” into the voice remote.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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