ACM Awards: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton Set to Perform

Hosts Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton speak onstage during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The first round of performers for next month's ACM Awards has been announced, and there's no shortage of star-wattage for the annual country music blowout.

Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban and The Band Perry -- all nominees this year -- are set to take the stage April 6 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. More performers will be announced soon.

Lambert is co-leader in nominations this go-round, with seven including entertainer of the year, female vocalist and song of the year, for "Mama's Broken Heart." Tim McGraw also has seven. Urban is right behind Lambert with six nods, including male vocalist of the year. 

Shelton and Bryan are returning as co-hosts and will also compete in the entertainer of the year category. See a full list of nominees here.

The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards air live April 6 on CBS.

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