It will be a great start! The ACM 2020 Awards will kick off its 55th annual ceremony on Wednesday (September 16th) with the nomination of Artist of the Year, billboard can exclusively announce.
The nominees – Carrie Underwood, Luke Brian, Eric Church, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett – will perform a mix of their biggest hits.
billboard can also exclusively reveal the winners of the music event of the year, songwriter of the year. For the event of the year, Miranda Lambert’s “Lost and in Love” – starring Maren Morris, Ashley McBride, Tenil Towns, Kaylee Hammock and El King – took the honor.
Rhett won Video of the Year with “Remember You Young”
The ACM Awards also announced on Sunday (September 13th) that Taylor Swift will make her big comeback on the show – this will be her first set in seven years. The superstar will perform his song “Betty” from his new hit album, Folklore, from Grand Ole Opry House.
Other pre-announced performers include Blake Shelton starring Gwen Stefani, Kane Brown, Tim McGraw, Kelsey Ballerinas, Florida Georgia Line and others.
The 55th ACM Award airs on September 16 at 8 p.m. on CBS. (The event was produced by dick clark productions, which is shared by the parent company billboard.)