The 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards are right around the corner, and CBS has announced the presenters who will hand out awards and introduce performances during the April 7 telecast: Lauren Alaina, Beth Behrs (“The Neighborhood”), Clint Black, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”), Jessie James Decker, Hunter Hayes, Jay Hernandez (“Magnum P.I.”), Lady Antebellum, Midland, Nancy O’Dell (“Entertainment Tonight”), auto racer Danica Patrick, Carly Pearce, Dennis Quaid (“The Day After Tomorrow”), Michael Ray, Cole Swindell and Wilmer Valderrama (“NCIS”).
A few of those presenters could also take the stage as winners before the night is over. Lady Antebellum has won Group of the Year three times (2010-2012), and they’re gunning for a fourth this year. In that category they’re up against Midland, who have an additional nomination for Video of the Year for “Burn Out.” Swindell contends as an artist for Song of the Year for “Break Up in the End,” and he’s a previous winner for New Artist of the Year (2015).
Pearce was nominated for New Female Artist this year, but that category was already announced, and it went to Ashley McBryde. Similarly, Ray was nominated for New Male Artist but was bested by Luke Combs. Alaina was the 2018 victor for New Female Artist. The legendary Black is a six-time ACM winner, while Hayes is a seven-time past nominee.
Reba McEntire will be hosting the ACM Awards for the 16th time and she’ll also be performing. Other previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brooks and Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Combs, Dan and Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Khalid, Miranda Lambert, LANCO, Little Big Town, McBryde, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, George Strait and Carrie Underwood. Who are you looking forward to seeing the most?
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