The Academy of Country Music has announced its first list of performers who will take the stage for the 52nd Annual ACM Awards on April 2, and they include a duet between Florida Georgia Line and pop stars the Backstreet Boys. Watch their announcement of that performance in the video above.
It will be the Backstreet Boys’ first appearance on the ACM Awards stage, but certainly not the first for Florida Georgia Line, who have won six ACM Awards in their careers and are up for five more this year including Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year (“Dig Your Roots”) and Vocal Duo of the Year, which they’ve won for the last three years running.
Also performing at the ACMs will be Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town and Maren Morris, all of whom are nominees this year. Of those, Aldean and Bryan will face off against Florida Georgia Line in the Entertainer of the Year contest. Bryan and Bentley will also be doing double-duty as hosts of the ACM Awards, as they’ve done for the last two years.
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