ACM Reveals Awards Show Hosts, Lionel Richie Special

The ACM Awards will take place on April 1 in Las Vegas with returning hosts Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton, organizers announced Tuesday (Jan. 10). The awards ceremony will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and air live on CBS. Meanwhile, the Zac Brown Band will perform at the ACM Fan Jam at Mandalay Events Center during the taping. In related news, a TV special titled ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends — A Lifetime of Hits will be filmed on April 2 and aired later on CBS. Richie’s guests will include Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, The Band Perry and more. Richie is expected to release an album of duets with country artists this spring.