Everything You Need to Know About the 2017 ACM Awards
When do the 2017 ACM Awards start? Who will be performing and presenting? Who has the most nominations? Who’s favored to win?
There will be lots happening in Las Vegas the week of the 2017 ACM Awards. Fortunately, The Boot has you covered: Read on to find out everything you need to know about the 2017 ACM Awards.
When and Where Are the 2017 ACM Awards?
The 2017 ACM Awards are set to take place in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 2. For the first time ever, the show will take place at T-Mobile Arena.
Where Can I Watch the 2017 ACM Awards and the 2017 ACM Awards Red Carpet?
The 2017 ACM Awards will air at 8PM ET on CBS. The official 2017 ACM Awards red carpet pre-show, meanwhile, will stream live via Twitter and Comcast's Xfinity X1 platform from 6PM ET until 8PM ET.
Who’s Hosting the 2017 ACM Awards and the 2017 ACM Awards Red Carpet?
In 2016, Blake Shelton hung up his ACM Awards hosting hat, leaving former co-host Luke Bryan to co-host for the first time with Dierks Bentley, and during the 2017 Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, a commercial let country music fans know that, once again, Bryan and Bentley will be co-hosting in 2017.
The 2017 ACM Awards red carpet pre-show will be hosted by AJ Gibson and Jessie James Decker (on the T-Mobile Stage), Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell (on the Xfinity Stage) and Lisa Lee (arrivals).
Who’s Nominated at the 2017 ACM Awards?
Lady Antebellum helped reveal this year's ACM Awards nominees on Feb. 16, on CBS This Morning; following Lady A's announcements, Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier announced additional nominees via ETOnline.com.
Keith Urban leads the pack of ACM Awards nominees in 2017: He’s up in five categories, with a total of seven nominations. Miranda Lambert, meanwhile, earned six nods, as did Maren Morris; Lambert’s nominations come in five different categories, while Morris’ come in four.
Also nominated multiple times are Florida Georgia Line (five nominations in five categories), Tim McGraw (five nominations in four categories), Dierks Bentley (three nominations in three categories), Thomas Rhett (three nominations in two categories) and Chris Stapleton (three nominations in three categories) and more.
A complete list of 2017 ACM Awards nominees can be found here. Click here to see some of the best reactions to the news, and here to discuss the surprises and snubs.
Who’s Going to Win at the 2017 ACM Awards?
Fans will have to wait until April 2 to find out, for the most part; however, on March 14, the Academy of Country Music revealed that the Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris and Jon Pardi had been named New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, New Female Vocalist of the Year and New Male Vocalist of the Year, respectively.
As for the other categories, The Boot's readers and staff have made their predictions, and The Boot will keep this 2017 ACM Awards winners list updated as winners are revealed.
Who’s Performing at the 2017 ACM Awards?
Here's the full rundown of 2017 ACM Awards performers, as well as what we know about their performances:
- Jason Aldean
- Kelsea Ballerini will sing her latest single, "Yeah Boy."
- Dierks Bentley
- Brothers Osborne
- Luke Bryan
- Lady Antebellum will perform their latest single, "You Look Good."
- Sam Hunt
- Miranda Lambert will be playing "Tin Man," a song from her ACMs-nominated album The Weight of These Wings.
- Little Big Town
- Maren Morris
- Jon Pardi
- Rascal Flatts
- Chris Stapleton, per a press release, will be debuting new music; however, a song title was not revealed.
- Brett Eldredge
- Old Dominion will sing their newest single, "No Such Thing as a Broken Heart."
- Reba McEntire and contemporary Christian artist Lauren Daigle will be performing McEntire's newest single, "Back to God."
- Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will be singing their brand-new duet, "Speak to a Girl."
- Thomas Rhett and Morris will perform Rhett's brand-new single, "Craving You."
- Cole Swindell and Bentley will sing their single "Flatliner."
- Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban will be performing their single "The Fighter."
- Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys will be singing a medley, which no doubt will include their collaborative single "God, Your Mama and Me."
During a pre-ACM Awards press conference on March 31, Bryan and Bentley teased a major collaborative performance, featuring the two of them "teaming up with a rock icon to honor a rock icon." There is also a rumor going around that Shania Twain will debut a new single during a surprise 2017 ACM Awards performance, though neither the Academy of Country Music nor Twain has publicly commented on, confirmed or denied the report.
Who’s Presenting at the 2017 ACM Awards?
Presenters at the 2017 ACM Awards will include New Female Vocalist of the Year nominee Lauren Alaina, Bobby Bones, New Male Vocalist of the Year nominee Kane Brown, Todd and Savannah Chrisley, Kacey Musgraves, Nancy O’Dell, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, Elliott Sadler, Miss America Savvy Shields and Bubba Wallace. The Academy of Country Music announced the list of 2017 ACM Awards presenters on March 29.
Who Will Be Attending the 2017 ACM Awards?
Expect to see all of this year's hosts, performers and presenters at the 2017 ACM Awards ceremony, not to mention most of, if not all of, the nominees!
What About the Rest of the 2017 ACM Awards-Related Events?
From March 30 through April 2, Las Vegas is going country. The 2017 Party for a Cause will be made up of both industry and fan events taking place throughout Sin City. ACM Lifting Lives, the Academy's charity arm, will receive money from the 2017 Party for a Cause events to help with their work in improving people's lives through music.
"ACM fans have demanded more events, more artist engagement, more variety. Some of our fans clearly like the more intimate environments
PartyForACause.com has an up-to-date list of 2017 Party for a Cause events, as well as details on tickets and more.
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