George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Kellie Pickler and LeAnn Rimes will perform during the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on May 18 in Las Vegas. Chesney and Strait will duet on “Shiftwork,” which reached No. 2 on Hot Country Songs in March and appears on Chesney’s “Poets & Pirates” album.
Meanwhile, illusionist Criss Angel, Clint Black, Brooks & Dunn, actress Kaley Cuoco, Sara Evans, Jewel, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Brad Mates of Emerson Drive, Dr. Phil & Robin McGraw, Randy Owen, John Rich, Carrie Underwood, Clay Walker and Trisha Yearwood will appear as presenters.
As previously reported, Trace Adkins, Rodney Atkins, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban will also perform. Reba McEntire will host the event for the tenth time.