Written by Giavanna Foster

Every year, the Academy of Country Music Awards honors the musical achievement of country artists. On April 2, your favorite country superstars will attend country music’s party of the year. Here’s the scoop:

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will host this year’s Academy of Country Music awards. This star-studded awards show will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Maren Morris, Keith Urban, and Reba will be performing at the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards.

Keith Urban will be performing at the ACM awards. Urban is nominated for seven categories that include male vocalist of the year, album of the year, and song of the year. His latest hit, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”, is nominated for the Song of the Year category. “Blue Ain’t Your Color” earned an RIAA platinum certification in the United States. As the fourth single of Ripcord, “Blue” has made history. It is the third song to top all four of Billboard‘s Nielsen-fueled country songs charts simultaneously. “Blue” is the first song to top the Billboard charts since Jason Aldean’s “Burnin’ It Down”.

@GoCountry105 tweeted to congratulate Keith Urban. They also gave Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris a shoutout:

Maren Morris is turning heads as a new country artist on the scene. This year, Morris earned the Best Country Solo Performance Grammy award for “My Church”. (She performed “Once”, from Hero, with Alicia Keys after winning the award.) Now, her “My Church” music video has over 25.9 million YouTube views. She is also nominated at the ACM awards for six categories. Hero is nominated for album of the year.

Maren Morris is the winner of the ‘New Female Vocalist of the Year’ award. She will receive this award, presented by T-Mobile, at the 52nd annual ACM awards. Maren tweeted to thank the Academy of Country Music’s board of directors and staff:

Reba McEntire will be performing “Back to God” with Lauren Daigle. This country-gospel tune is about finding peace through God. In the “Back to God” video, Reba sings in a church before groups of people gather and pray together. Now, this video has over 5.7 million YouTube views. Reba is excited to perform this song with Lauren Daigle.

With “Back to God”, Reba McEntire is making Billboard history. @Billboard announced that Reba’s “Back to God” landed the No. 1 position on the Hot Christian Songs charts:

This year’s performers list is filled with a diverse range of recording artists. The Backstreet Boys are set to make their debut appearance with Florida Georgia Line. Click here to read more information.

Full performers list: Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Backstreet Boys, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Lady Antebellum, Lauren Daigle, Reba McEntire, Cole Swindell, Sam Hunt, Maren Morris

The 52nd @ACMawards will air on CBS at 8/7c, which is 5 p.m. pacific time. The ACMs red carpet will stream on Twitter at 6pm ET/ 3pm PT. Stay tuned.

Click here to buy ACM awards tickets at AXS.com.

Here is an exclusive peek at the brand new T-Mobile Arena. Take a look:


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Update: 2017 ACMs full list of nominees

2017 ACMs | Read about the story, mission, and legacy

Headline Planet | Keith Urban’s “Blue”, “John Cougar” go platinum

Billboard | Keith Urban’s “Blue” tops Billboard charts

Billboard | Reba, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill’s Top 20 Debuts

YouTube | Maren Morris and Alicia Keys sing “Once” at 59th Grammys 

ACMs | 2017 Party for a Cause information