The ACM Awards will air just 15 days before the CMA emails its final ballot to its more than 7,200 professional members.
On Wednesday (Sept. 2), one day after the Country Music Association announced the nominees for the 54th annual CMA Awards, the rival Academy of Country Music announced more performers for the 55th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, set for Sept. 16 at three Nashville venues -- the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe.
All of the newly announced artists will perform at the fabled Grand Ole Opry House.
Two of the newly announced performers, Eric Church and Luke Bryan, are ACM entertainer of the year nominees. Church will perform his latest single, “Stick That in Your Country Song.” Bryan will perform “One Margarita,” which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart last month.