The ACM Awards are Sunday night on CBS with Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan hosting and yes, there will be an 8 second delay in place. Blake opens the show with his new single and a few special guests: Pistol Annies, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Sheryl Crow. Other performers include Little Big Town, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, The Band Perry, Lady A and more.
Tim McGraw sings with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. Luke Bryan debuts his new single, so will Hunter Hayes who will later be joined by Stevie Wonder to perform some of Stevie’s songs. Reba introduces the George Strait and Garth performance and Brad Paisley will premier a new song with Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes on guitar and the late Roger Miller also singing.
Presenters Sunday night include Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Jake Owen, LL Cool J and Duck Dynasty’s Willie & Korie Robertson. After a 10-year show absence, Shania will present Entertainer of the Year and it’s the first time a husband and wife - Blake and Miranda are nominated.
Brantley Gilbert and his fiancé Jana Kramer are both up for Best New Artist and he’s not sure who will win but he says at home he’s the undisputed Crazy’s 8’s card game champion.
Finally – Kellie Pickler stops by ‘Ellen’ today to make a quote, “special announcement.”