2020 ACM Awards to Kick Off With a Performance by Entertainer of the Year Nominees: Exclusive

Carrie Underwood
Randee St. Nicholas

Carrie Underwood

It's going to be a big start! The 2020 ACM Awards will kick off its 55th annual ceremony Wednesday (Sept. 16) with a performance by the nominees for entertainer of the year, Billboard can exclusively announce.

The nominees -- Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett -- will be performing a medley of their greatest hits.

Billboard can also exclusively reveal the winners of the music event of the year, songwriter of the year and video of the year categories. For event of the year, Miranda Lambert's "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" -- which features Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack and Elle King -- took home the honor.

Rhett landed the win for video of the year with "Remember You Young," while Hillary Lindsey nabbed songwriter of the year. The three categories were announced off-camera ahead of the show.

The ACM Awards also announced on Sunday (Sept. 13) that Taylor Swift will be making her big return to the show's stage -- it'll be her first set for the event in seven years. The superstar will be performing her song "Betty" off her new hit album, Folklore, from the Grand Ole Opry House.

Other previously announced performers include Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani, Kane Brown, Tim McGraw, Kelsea Ballerini, Florida Georgia Line, and more.

The 55th ACM Awards airs Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. on CBS. (The event is produced by dick clark productions, which shares a parent company with Billboard.)

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