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The upcoming show — airing this Sunday — features more than two dozen artists ranging from Country Music Hall of Fame entertainers to a gospel legend and up-and-coming hitmakers.
Collaborations this year include Miranda Lambert and Elle King singing duet single “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” East Tennessee natives Kelsea Ballerini and Kenny Chesney teaming for “Half of My Hometown” and gospel legend CeCe Winans joining Carrie Underwood.
Performances take place for the second consecutive year from three historic Nashville venues: The Bluebird Cafe, Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry House.
Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton lead 2021 nominations with six each. Stapleton competes for top prize Entertainer of the Year against Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett; Morris earned nods for Female Artist of the Year, Single of the Year and Song of the Year, among others.
Keith Urban returns to host for a second year alongside first-time co-host Mickey Guyton.
ACM Awards performers
- Miranda Lambert and Elle King – “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
- Kelsea Ballerini and Kenny Chesney – “Half Of My Hometown”
- Dierks Bentley with The War and Treaty – “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” (U2 cover)
- Brothers Osborne – “I’m Not For Everyone” and “Dead Man’s Curve”
- Kenny Chesney – “Knowing You”
- Eric Church – “Bunch of Nothing”
- Luke Combs – “Forever After All”
- Dan + Shay – “Glad You Exist”
- Mickey Guyton – “Hold On”
- Alan Jackson – “You’ll Always Be My Baby” and “Drive (For Daddy Gene)”
- Miranda Lambert with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall – “In His Arms”
- Ashley McBryde – “Martha Devine”
- Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd – “Chasing After You”
- Carly Pearce and Lee Brice – “I Hope You’re Happy Now”
- Thomas Rhett – “Country Again”
- Blake Shelton – “Austin” and “Minimum Wage”
- Chris Stapleton – “Maggie’s Song”
- Carrie Underwood featuring CeCe Winans – medley of songs from “My Savior”
- Keith Urban – “Tumbleweed”
- Chris Young and Kane Brown – “Famous Friends”
Performers with songs yet to be announced include trio Lady A and Little Big Town. New Male and Female Artist of the Year winners Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett also join Sunday’s lineup.
Award presenters include Dolly Parton, Leslie Jordan, Amy Grant, Darius Rucker, Martina McBride, Clay Walker, Ingrid Andress and Blanco Brown.
The 56th annual ACM Awards airs Sunday at 7 p.m. CST on CBS and streaming service Paramount+.