ACM Awards Presenters Announced

Hollywood Celebrities Head to Texas for Stadium Show

The 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards may be taking place in Texas, but the event just got an infusion of Hollywood with the latest announcement of presenters at Sunday night’s (April 19) show.

Modern Family star Sofia Vergara, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, Dr. Phil McGraw, Two Broke Girls star (and friend to Lady Antebellum) Beth Behrs and TV host Nancy O’Dell are on the list of presenters, along with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev and three familiar names from the Dallas Cowboys — former quarterback Troy Aikman and current quarterback Tony Romo and tight end Jason Witten. Also presenting an award will be author Tara Kyle, widow of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose life was chronicled in the 2014 film, American Sniper,

Of course, this is all addition to a long list of country stars who will be presenting awards — Clint Black, Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Kelly Clarkson, Brantley Gilbert, Mickey Guyton, Hunter Hayes, Justin Moore, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood, Alabama, Dwight Yoakam and Big & Rich.

It’s shaping up to be a pretty spectacular lineup for the ACM’s inaugural visit to the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Previously-announced performers include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, George Strait, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town. Co-hosts Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton will each perform, too.

And that’s not all.

Christina Aguilera is scheduled to perform with Rascal Flatts, and Nick Jonas will be performing with Dan + Shay.

The ACM Awards show airs live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. The event will also air at 8 p.m. PT.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.