Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker (with Brad Paisley), Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are among the all-star lineup of performers for “ACM Presents: Our Country,” a two-hour special featuring intimate conversations and at-home acoustic performances with country music’s biggest stars, along with clips from the Academy of Country Music Awards’ 55-year history.
Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown & John Legend, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani will also perform. The special will be broadcast Sunday, April 5 (8 p.m. ET/PT; 7 p.m. CT), on CBS and CBS All Access.
CBS News anchor Gayle King will host.
“ACM Presents: Our Country” will also honor 10-time ACM Award winner Kenny Rogers with performances by Bryan, Paisley and Rucker. As previously announced, artists will appear from their homes to share heartfelt thoughts and perform acoustic versions of country hits.
Additionally, video clips from previous ACM Award broadcasts will highlight favorite ACM moments from the past.
A press release said, “It will be a night filled with entertainment, hope and reflection, bringing the healing power of music to Americans at a time when they need it most.”
The special will broadcast during the time slot previously scheduled for the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards, which will now be broadcast Wednesday, Sept. 16 (live 8 p.m. ET/delayed PT), on the CBS Television Network and streaming live and on demand on CBS All Access. The 55th ACM Awards, hosted for the first time by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Urban, honors the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.