Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert among first 55th Annual ACM Awards performers

Lindsay Ell, Caylee Hammack, Elle King, Ashley McBryde and Tenille Townes also performing

The Academy of Country Music has announced the first round of performers for the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM), Country Music’s Party of the Year, honoring the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. Host and 15-time ACM Awards winner Keith Urban and nominee Miranda Lambert have been added as performers. Lambert will also perform with ACM Award nominated artists Lindsay Ell, Caylee Hammack, Elle King, Ashley McBryde and Tenille Townes for a can’t-miss live television premiere performance of the Music Event of the Year nominated song, “Fooled Around and Fell in Love.”

It’s Urban’s first time hosting the show. Nominees were unveiled last month with Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett earning five noms in four categories; Dan + Shay, Blake Shelton, Old Dominion and Justin Bieber with four; and Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves and Ashley McBryde with three.

The 55th ACM Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 5th live 8-11 pm ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on-demand across digital platforms on the CBS All Access subscription service.

The 55th ACM Awards will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets are available for purchase now at

Organizers have released a statement regarding the coronavirus outbreak. They say the show will continue, as of now.

”The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions remain committed to serving fans and our Country Music community by producing the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards live from Las Vegas on April 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena,” they share in a joint statement. “We are closely monitoring the situation along with the MGM team, who are in continuous contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Southern Nevada Health District, and other agencies and experts for guidance. We will take every precaution to ensure the safety of our artists, staff, crew, guests and attendees.“

Default image
Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites. Email:
Articles: 11343