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Keith Urban to Host 2020 ACM Awards

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Keith Urban performs onstage during day 3 of the 2019 CMA Music Festival on June 8, 2019 in Nashville.

The country star also dropped his first new song of the year, "God Whispered Your Name."

Keith Urban had a lot to celebrate on Thursday (Feb. 27). The reigning ACM entertainer of the year winner  announced that he'll be hosting the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards. The 55th annual show will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 5 on CBS and the gig will mark Urban's first run as host.

“As if having a new song out today wasn’t enough, I also get to host the ACM’s in April,” said Urban in a statement, which also revealed his first new song of the year, "God Whispered Your Name," a soulful, emotional acoustic ballad. "I’ll tell you - this year already feels like the most creative and energized year of my life... and there’s so much more to come. Incredibly grateful - and ready to roll!”

Urban will take the stage for 14 shows at Vegas' The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, as well as launch a European tour in May and play a series of festivals this summer. The release also promised a sprinkle of "various song offerings" over the course of the year, as well as a new album later this year. The 2020 ACM Awards will air at 8 p.m. ET/delayed PT on CBS on April 5.

The ACM Awards are produced by dick clark productions, which is owned by Valence Media, the parent company of Billboard.

Listen to "God Whispered Your Name" below.


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