Country Music Awards 2019: Here's everything you need to know about the performances, nominees and where to watch
With all your favorite artists in the industry under a single roof, it definitely will be a night to remember. Here's everything you need to know
You've waited around for an entire year for country music's ultimate celebration and it's almost here. Come Sunday, April 7, and you'll know which artists rose to the top and which ones didn't really make the cut. But, with all your favorite artists in the industry under a single roof, it definitely will be a night to remember.
Who is hosting?
Country star Reba McEntire is returning to host this prestigious night for the 16th time this year. She's known for her cheeky and sassy tweets and comebacks ("I guess they finally figured out it only takes one woman to do the job of two men..." was her official announcement to host the CMAs in February), so if this year she's inspired to bring that fire on stage once again, we are all going to have a great time folks.
Last year, country stars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood hosted the ceremony for the 11th time (clearly the awards likes to repeat its gems) and if you remember, the then-pregnant Underwood announced her baby's gender during the awards.
The 54th annual #ACMawards are SO close and we can hardly wait to get Country Music's Party of the Year started! ✨Be sure to tune in NEXT Sunday, April 7 at 8/7c LIVE on @CBS & @CBSAllAccess. pic.twitter.com/KbAK4RUgnl— ACM Awards (@ACMawards) March 29, 2019
Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris, McEntire, George Strait, Old Dominion Dan + Shay and Kelly Clarkson are among those who will be performing at the prestigious ceremony.
Who are nominated?
Here is a list of nominees for the ACM Awards this year:
Entertainer of the Year:
Female Artist of the Year:
Male Artist of the Year:
Duo of the Year:
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Group of the Year:
Little Big Town
New Female Artist of the Year:
New Male Artist of the Year:
New Duo/Group of the Year:
Album of the Year:
Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay
Desperate Man – Eric Church
From A Room: Volume 2 – Chris Stapleton
Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves
The Mountain – Dierks Bentley
Single of the Year:
"Down to the Honky Tonk" – Jake Owen
"Heaven" – Kane Brown
"Meant To Be" – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
"Most People Are Good" – Luke Bryan
"Tequila" – Dan + Shay
Who is presenting?
Country stars and the best of Hollywood will be presenting at the ACMs this year. The list of presenters announced so far are:
Lauren Alaina, Hunter Hayes, Jay Hernandez, Lady Antebellum, Midland, Beth Behrs, Clint Black, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jessie James Decker, Nancy O’Dell, Danica Patrick, Carly Pearce, Dennis Quaid, Michael Ray, Cole Swindell, and Wilmer Valderrama.
How much do the tickets cost?
Currently, the best seats in the house come for $763.00. The Gold seats are for $654.00, Silver for $517.75 and the cheapest ticket in is $303.7, minus taxes.
Where is it happening and how can I watch it?
The show broadcasts live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m. ET/delayed PT on CBS.