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Blake Shelton & Friends to Open ACM Awards

Posted By Wendy Spicher On April 4, 2013 @ 3:27 PM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled

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NASHVILLE – FEBRUARY 25: Country music superstars Luke Bryan (left) and Blake Shelton (right) team up to host the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, which will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Ed Rode/CBS via Getty Images)

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that Awards co-host Blake Shelton [2] will open the telecast with a can’t miss exciting performance featuring co-host Luke Bryan [3], Brad Paisley [4]on guitar, Sheryl Crow [5], and Pistol Annies [6], including Miranda Lambert [7], Ashley Monroe [8]and Angaleena Presley. This marks the world premiere performance of “Boys ‘Round Here,” Blake’s second single off his latest album, Based On A True Story… [9] The ceremony honors country music’s top talent, as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8 p.m. live ET/delayed PT on CBS.

They join previously announced performers Jason Aldean [10], Garth Brooks [11], Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney [12], Eric Church [13], Jewel [14], Kelly Clarkson [15], Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw [16], Blake Shelton, George Strait [17], Taylor Swift [18], Carrie Underwood [19], Lady Antebellum [20], Little Big Town [21]and The Band Perry [22] have been announced as performers at the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Brad Paisley will headline the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam, along with special guests Dierks Bentley [23], Hunter Hayes [24], and New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s nominees Brantley Gilbert [25], Jana Kramer [26]and Florida Georgia Line [27].

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