ACM Awards news
Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert lead star-studded performer lineup at ACM Awards in Frisco
The country music party of the year is coming to Frisco on May 11, and we now know who's performing. The lineup of country music superstars taking the stage at the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards was revealed April 27 by Academy of Country Music, Prime Video, and Dick Clark Productions.
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They include: Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Jo Dee Messina, Ashley McBryde, Dolly Parton, Jelly Roll, Cole Swindell, Keith Urban,
Morgan Wallen, The War And Treaty, Lainey Wilson, and Bailey Zimmerman.
Special collaborations include Carly Pearceand Trisha Yearwood; Ashley McBryde featuring Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack, Pillbox Patti, and John Osborne; Cole Swindell and Jo Dee Messina; and solo performances by this year’s top nominee HARDY and ACM Male Artist of the Year nominee Jordan Davis.
English pop superstar Ed Sheeran also will perform.
Presenters will include Gabby Barrett, BRELAND, Brandy Clark, Jordan Davis, Mickey Guyton, Tyler Hubbard, Dustin Lynch, T.J. Osborne, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, MacKenzie Porter, Dak Prescott, Emmitt Smith, Tanya Tucker, Keith Urban, and Trisha Yearwood.
Hosted by country music icons Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, the ACM Awards, a release says, will be free to stream live for a global audience across more than 240 countries and territories exclusively on Prime Video and the Amazon Music channel on Twitch (it'll also stream for free the next day on Amazon Freevee).
The show gets started 6 pm Thursday, May 11 at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco.
According to the release, Parton will close out the night by delivering "one of her biggest performances to date" with the world premiere of the lead single from her buzzy, forthcoming rock album.
Streaming's great for the rest of the world, but Dallas-Fort Worth residents get the rare opportunity to attend in person. There are still a limited number of tickets remaining (starting around $400) via SeatGeek, organizers say.
As with any worldwide, Super Bowl-level event, there'll be many happenings leading up to it, including a benefit concert headlined by Morgan Wallen. The country music bad boy (and current superstar and reigning ACM Album of the Year winner) takes top billing on "ACM Lifting Lives LIVE: Morgan Wallen & Friends," a fundraiser for Lifting Lives, the philanthropic partner of the Academy of Country Music.
The show will be held at 7:30 pm Wednesday, May 10 on the golfing green at Topgolf in The Colony. Tickets ($350) for the benefit concert are on sale now through AXS.
The Awards will be preceded by "ACM Awards Week," an entire slate of prelude parties, including:
- ACM Country Kickoff at The Star, a two-day music and entertainment festival which is open to the public, free to all fans, and does not require tickets
- ACM Songs & Stories Powered by The Bluebird Cafe + NSAI, a private industry celebration of the top songwriters of the past year
The 2023 edition of the Academy of Country Music Awards will mark a return to Texas for the first time since the landmark 50th ACM Awards, which took place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington in 2015.