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Performances for Sunday's ACM Awards have been announced and they include world premieres, collaborations and even an unexpected cover. Miranda Lambert and Elle King will open the show with "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)." Other performances:
- Dierks Bentley and The War and Treaty- "Pride (In the Name of Love)" (U2 cover)
- Brothers Osborne-"I'm Not for Everyone"
- Kenny Chesney- "Knowing You"
- Eric Church- "Bunch of Nothing"
- Luke Combs- "Forever After All"
- Dan and 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"
- Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd- "Chasing After You"
- Thomas Rhett- "What's Your Country Song" and "Country Again"
- Blake Shelton- "Austin" and "Minimum Wage"
- Chris Stapleton- "Maggie's Song"
- Chris Young and Kane Brown- "Famous Friends"
- Carly Pearce and Lee Brice- "I Hope You're Happy Now"
- Carrie Underwood- songs from My Savior and duet with CeCe Winans
- Kelsea Ballerini and Kenny Chesney- "Half of My Hometown"
Performances by Keith Urban, Lady A, Gabby Barrett, Jimmie Allen, Little Big Town and Ashley McBryde will be announced soon. The ACM Awards, hosted by Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton, will air from various spots in Nashville on Sunday at 7 p.m. on CBS. The show will also stream on Paramount +.
Garth Brooks got fans a little excited about his possible return to the stage. The singer opened up his weekly Facebook Live series “Inside Studio G” by bringing up the subject of things opening up again, noting that folks who don’t feel comfortable to go to shows yet shouldn’t. He also let fans know that those who were going to come will have to follow protocols like wearing a mask. All this talk has Garth’s team excited about the possibility of his Stadium Tour resuming, and he seemed to confirm it, with Garth sharing that some on-sales will be coming up “before we can blink,” and they will be for this year. “If the flag drops, if we go,” Garth says, “This will be more like the Comeback Tour as far as being busy, except on a stadium level."