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Bentley, Church, Hunt play ACM Awards

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 – Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Sam Hunt and Kelsea Ballerini will perform on the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards, it was announced today.

The ceremony, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Bentley, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3 at 8 p.m. eastern/delayed Pacific on CBS.

This year, Church is nominated for six ACM Awards and Ballerini, Bentley and Hunt each received two nominations. These artists join previously announced performers including Cam, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Florida Georgia Line. Additional acts and presenters will be announced.

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