Dick Clark Productions and The Academy of Country Music® Country Music’s Party of the Year® announced on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, the addition of Brett Eldredge, Chris Young and Cassadee Pope to their performance lineup for the 2016 51st ACM Awards. The long-awaited event is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast live on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, April 3 at 8 p.m. ET/delayed PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will co-host this year’s ceremony.
In an exciting bit of news and according to a press release, Chris Young and Cassadee Pope will perform together, likely singing their duet, “Think of You.” As Chris told the media regarding Cassadee, “She’s definitely somebody that can sing her butt off. That was really the defining thing in me wanting to ask her do a duet: She has an amazing voice. She’s an amazing artist.”
With the newest additions of Chris Young and Cassadee Pope, Brett Eldredge also joins the list of performers for the 51st The Academy of Country Music® Country Music’s Party of the Year® with Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Chris Stapleton, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bentley, Kelsea Ballerini, Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line and Cam. However, even more additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. More exciting stuff!
Both Eldredge and Young are nominated for the upcoming 2016 ACM Awards for two awards. Brett is nominated for New Male Vocalist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Chris is also nominated for two ACM awards for Single Record of the Year and Album of the Year.
As the 2016 ACM 51st Academy of Country Music Awards® Country Music’s Party of the Year® picks up even more superstar artists, the ceremony proves to be the best show to date. As the snowball of Country Music talent rolls, there will be even more excitement and surprises! Tune in to CBS on Sunday, April 3 at 7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. PT for the biggest and best Country Music’s Party of the Year®, the ACM 51st Academy of Country Music Awards for 2016.
The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.
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