The Academy of Country Music Awards may have been postponed until September due to the coronavirus, but that isn’t stopping some of the biggest names in country music from honoring the genre from their homes.
Dozens of country music stars from Kelsea Ballerini to Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have signed on to participate in “ACM Presents: Our Country,” a two-hour special featuring home performances and intimate e-conversations with top artists. The show will also feature clips from the Academy’s 55-year-long archive as it celebrates the past and present of country music.
The special will also honor the late Kenny Rogers, a 10-time ACM Award Winner who recently passed away at 81 due to natural causes.
Plenty of the top names in country music have already taken to social media to share their excitement over the innovative performance.
“Beautiful Crazy” singer Luke Combs shared his excitement about the show on Twitter, and shared with his fans that he would be joining as an at-home performer.
— Luke Combs 🎤 (@lukecombs) March 26, 2020
Dierks Bentley also shared that he is performing on the show, saying “the show must go on.”
— Dierks Bentley (@DierksBentley) March 26, 2020
Keith Urban, who himself has received 15 ACM Awards, will host the event for the first time. “ACM Presents: Our Country” will air Sunday, April 5 at 8 PM, during the original time slot slated for the awards ceremony.
Here is a running list of country music stars who will join the special event:
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town