2016 ACM Awards Add Maddie & Tae, Tom Hiddleston, Special Collaborations
Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye, along with Hiddleston, have joined the list of presenters for the upcoming awards show. The country duo is nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year, while Hiddleston is promoting the Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light, in which he plays the country icon. Other already announced presenters include Miss America Betty Cantrell, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Martina McBride, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Nancy O’Dell, Jake Owen, Chase Rice, Kiefer Sutherland and Cole Swindell.
On the performance side, Miranda Lambert and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons have joined Keith Urban's already-announced performance. The trio will perform ZZ Top's "Tush," and Urban will also perform his newest single, "Wasted Time." Additionally, Kelsea Ballerini -- already the winner of New Female Vocalist of the Year -- will be joined by pop star Nick Jonas during her previously announced performance, and Trombone Shorty will duet with, according to a press release from the Academy of Country Music, "one of the show's biggest acts." While the release doesn't name names, Dierks Bentley is set to perform during the ceremony, and his upcoming new album Black features Trombone Shorty on a song called "Mardi Gras."
Previously announced performers include Charles Kelley, Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Dolly Parton with Katy Perry, Brett Eldredge, Chris Young and Cassadee Pope, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Chris Stapleton, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line and Cam.
The 2016 ACM Awards are set to air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 3, beginning at 8PM ET on CBS. Bryan and Bentley will be co-hosting this year’s ceremony.
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