2012 ACM Awards Performers List Expands
Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Chris Young, the Band Perry, and Lady Antebellum have been added to the list of performers for the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. They join Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw, who were announced last week.
It will be a busy night for Blake, who will be co-hosting the live broadcast with Reba McEntire, in addition to being nominated in both the Male Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year categories. It's his first time being recognized for the latter honor.
Rascal Flatts are up for Vocal Group, a trophy they've taken home seven times before. Fellow nominees in that category include Lady A, the Band Perry, Eli Young Band and Zac Brown Band. It's the Band Perry's and the Eli Young Band's first time nominated in that category.
Chris Young also has an ACM 'first' with his Single of the Year nod for 'Tomorrow,' and with his inclusion in the Male Vocalist category.
Lady A's Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott are likely anxious about their five chances at another ACM trophy: Vocal Group; Album of the Year for 'Own the Night' (as artists and producers); and Song and Video of the Year for 'Just a Kiss.'
The show airs live form the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, April 1 at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.