Brandi Carlile, Kelly Clarkson, Dierks Bentley, Khalid & More to Perform at ACM Awards

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Brandi Carlile photographed on Jan. 9, 2019 at Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles. 

Brooks & Dunn, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line and Ashley McBryde will also perform.

The second round of performers for the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards were announced Tuesday (March 19). Brandi Carlile, Kelly Clarkson and Dierks Bentley will share their talent with viewers on April 7. On Tuesday (March 26), Khalid was added as a performer as well.

Acts spanning multiple genres are set to take the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena as part of the annual awards show. In addition to the aforementioned artists, newly announced Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Brooks & Dunn will also perform during the evening as well as Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line and Ashley McBryde.

Previously announced performers include Miranda LambertReba McEntire, George StraitBrothers OsborneKane BrownLittle Big TownMaren MorrisThomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton and Jason Aldean, who was named ACM dick clark artist of the decade award winner. Additional acts and presenters are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

It was recently announced that ACM will also feature fan favorite segment, "ACM Flashbacks," in which artists honor classic country music and other hits. This year, the segment will feature collaborations from Brooks & Dunn and Combs, as well as George Strait and Lambert.

Additionally, Khalid and Brown are set to perform together, as well as other collaborations from Aldean and Clarkson, Dierks Bentley and Carlile, Church and McBryde.

McEntire will serve as the telecast’s host for the 16th year. She hosted the show 14 times between 1986 and 2012 and returned in 2018 after a five-year hiatus.

The ACM Awards show airs on April 7 from 8-11 p.m. ET on CBS.

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