The Band Perry will kick off the 2014 ACM Awards with a performance of their latest single “Chainsaw.” Also, two Entertainer of the Year nominees artists will pay tribute to Merle Haggard. Who are they? And which fellow Country Hall of Famer will present Haggard with the award?
Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, and Keith Urban have also been added to the already impressive bill of the television special, which airs in May. LL Cool J and actor Chris O’Donnell will host.
A brand-new Hayes song “Wild Card” is also now available, along with the album’s lead single “Invisible.”
Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Hunter Hayes, Kacey Musgraves and Darius Rucker at the 56th GRAMMY Awards!
“The GRAMMYs actually heard the song and they stepped up right beside me, saying, ‘Hey, we hear you. We get it. We’re with you.”
Now he’s taking the GRAMMY stage, and the thrill is obviously as fresh as ever.
“‘Crazy’ was just my way of saying, ‘That’s real love. When you feel like you’ve gone crazy. That’s when you’ve actually gotten something right.’”
“There’s something magical about somebody else endorsing your music that way, believing in you like that.”
“We talked about collaborating, he emailed me a song he was in the process of working on, I lent my two cents, all by email. Then a couple of months later, we found ourselves appearing on each other’s stages.”
In the Shane Drake-directed clip, Hayes and Mraz are featured in a park sitting solo on benches as everyone around them is coupled up.