First Round of ACM Awards Performers Announced

Luke Bryan, Garth Brooks, George Strait Among Early Lineup

As the 50th annual ACM Awards show inches ever closer, the first round of performers were revealed Wednesday (March 11).

In alphabetical order, the performers announced so far are Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Cole Swindell and Keith Urban.

The ceremony, co-hosted by Bryan and Shelton, will be broadcast live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on April 19 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Strait, who retired from touring in 2014, promises to debut new music on the show. Meanwhile, McEntire will perform for the first time in five years following her departure as the show's longtime host.

Lambert leads the list of nominees with eight nominations in total, while Bentley follows with seven and Florida Georgia Line with five.

Tickets to the show originally sold out in less than 20 minutes. But after finalizing the stage layout in the massive football stadium, more seats have been added and are available now through Ticketmaster.

View the complete list of nominees for the 50th annual ACM Awards.

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