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Stapleton, McEntire, Urban perform, present at ACM awards

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 – Chris Stapleton, Reba McEntire, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood are among the acts announced today who will perform or be presenters at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 2 from Last Vegas.

Christian artist Lauren Daigle, Faith Hill, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell also were named today as performers or presenters. It was not specified who would handle which role.

Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line with the Backstreet Boys, Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, and Jon Pardi.

The ACM Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will broadcast live at 8 p.m. Eastern .

Addtional acts and presenters will be announced soon.

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