Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood To Kick Off 2020 ACM Awards

Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood
Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood; Photos by Andrew Wendowski
Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood

The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards will open with a star-studded performance featuring all five Entertainer of the Year nominees: Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood.

The must-see opening number will feature the ACM Entertainer of the Year contenders singing a medley of each of their greatest hits.

Wednesday’s show will also feature performances from Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Riley Green, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift, Tenille Townes, Keith Urban with P!nk, Morgan Wallen and Trisha Yearwood. Rhett will also take the stage to perform with Jon Pardi.

The 2020 ACM Awards will take place in Music City for the first time ever. The three-hour show will broadcast from three iconic venues: Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.

Keith Urban is set to host the star-studded event, which will broadcast on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on CBS.