Y’all ready to celebrate? The top country music stars and songs are set to be honored at the 2023 Academy of Country Music Awards. Believe it or not, this is the 58th edition of the awards show, which started all the way back in 1966. Buck Owens and Bonnie Owens were the first winners of the Male and Female Performer of the Year awards, respectively, and the show has honored such legends as Reba McEntire, Hank Williams, Jr., Shania Twain, Kenny Rogers, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, and many more throughout the decades.
This year’s ceremony will be hosted by a pair of ACM legends, Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks. Dolly’s done hosting duties before, but this is Brooks’ first time as a host of the ceremony. Let’s hope he leaves his alt-music alter-ego, Chris Gaines, at home. Find out how to watch the Academy of Country Music Awards below!
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Curious about who’s nominated? Well, we can fill you in one who’s competing for what this year. In the prestigious Entertainer of the Year category, the nominees are Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, and Morgan Wallen. For Group of the Year, the nominees are Lady A, Little Big Town, Midland, Old Dominion, and Zac Brown Band.
Singers who are scheduled to perform at the show include Parton, Luke Combs, Trisha Yearwood, Jordan Davis, Cody Johnson, Jo Dee Messina, Keith Urban, Ed Sheeran, Lainey Wilson, and Jelly Roll. Wallen, arguably country music’s top star right now, was scheduled to perform but had to pull out at the last minute to rest his vocal cords.
For more details on who’s competing, check out the full list of nominees.
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