Hosts announced for 52nd ACM Awards pre-show

The Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions have announced the hosts of ACM Red Carpet Live, the official red carpet pre-show for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards. Actor and host AJ Gibson and singer-songwriter and designer Jessie James Decker will host the T-Mobile Stage, hit-maker Chase Bryant and rising star Lindsay Ell will host the XFINITY Stage, and Academy of Country Music SVP of creative and content production Lisa Lee will host arrivals for the two-hour pre-show live from the red carpet at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2nd from 6-8 pm ET (3-5 pm PT). The pre-show will be available to logged-in and logged-out audiences on Twitter and connected devices, and can be found at, in Twitter Moments or via @ACMawards.

Produced by Dick Clark Productions in association with the Academy of Country Music, the stream will be available exclusively on Twitter, where fans can watch and participate in the live red carpet experience. Featuring exclusive interviews, interactive Twitter polls, and a star-studded lineup of nominees, performers and presenters, fans will be able to engage in real-time conversation on the platform as some of the biggest moments of the night unfold. Questions sourced from Twitter using #AskACMs will also enable fans to participate in Country Music’s Party of the Year.

As part of the live stream, comprehensive advertising packages will be available via Twitter. Users of Comcast’s Emmy-Award winning Xfinity X1 platform will also be able to watch a live stream of the red carpet.

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will host the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2nd live 8-11 pm ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Performers include Lauren Daigle, Faith Hill, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line with the Backstreet Boys, Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Jon Pardi.


Buddy Iahn
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