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2016 ACM Awards Add Maddie & Tae, Tom Hiddleston, Special Collaborations

Maddie and Tae 2016 ACM Awards presenters collaborations
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Maddie & Tae and Tom Hiddleston, as well as two special guest collaborators, have joined the lineup of stars headed for the 2016 ACM Awards stage.

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 SheltonLittle Big TownOld DominionDolly Parton with Katy PerryBrett EldredgeChris Young and Cassadee PopeLuke Bryan, Tim McGrawChris StapletonJason AldeanThomas RhettEric ChurchSam HuntCarrie Underwood, Kenny ChesneyFlorida 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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