George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Among ACM Performers

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The Academy of Country Music has announced that Luke BryanKelly ClarksonHunter HayesBlake SheltonGeorge StraitMiranda Lambert, and The Band Perry will perform during the ACM Awards on April 7 in Las Vegas.

The 48th annual event is cohosted this year by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, and it will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on CBS. Blake, Luke, and Miranda are also three of the five nominees for Entertainer of the Year this year; that list also includes Jason Aldean and last year’s winner, Taylor Swift. Fan voting to determine the winner of that category will begin March 25.

This is the first round of performers the ACM has made public for this year’s ceremony, with more names likely to come in the weeks ahead.

As for the nominees, Eric Church leads the pack this year with seven, Hunter Hayes has six, and Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift each have five (see all the nominees).

The 48th annual ACM Awards take place live on Sunday, April 7 at 8pm ET on CBS.

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