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Here's Who Performed At The 56th Academy Of Country Music Awards!

Chris Young and Kane Brown perform for the 56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™. Hosted by Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton, the 56TH ACM AWARDS™ aired live on Sunday, April 18 on CBS. Stream the rebroadcast on Paramount+!

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This live musical extravaganza featured 30 performances by more than 25 artists at three iconic venues. Catch up with the performances!

By Nate Millado

Calling all country music fans: It was a performance-packed night to remember when the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards aired live Sunday, April 18, on CBS. More than 25 artists delivered some unprecedented collaborations and surprising moments—with pandemic protocols in mind, of course—from three legendary Nashville music venues: the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe. Hosted by 15-time ACM winner Keith Urban and New Female Artist of the Year nominee Mickey Guyton, the 56th ACM Awards showcased the genre's biggest names and emerging talent.




Four nominees for Entertainer of the Year—Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, and Chris Stapleton—sang their hits (winner Luke Bryan did not perform, but appeared via video to accept the honor)—as did six-time nominee Maren Morris, who won her second consecutive Female Artist of the Year award. Missed the country kudos-fest? Catch up with this ultimate playlist featuring live performances from the 56th ACM Awards.

The 56th Academy of Country Music Awards aired live Sunday, April 18, at 8/7c on CBS. Stream it on Paramount+!

Jimmie Allen and Brad Paisley, "Freedom Was a Highway"

Kelsea Ballerini With Kenny Chesney, "half of my hometown"

Gabby Barrett, "The Good Ones"

Dierks Bentley With The War & Treaty, "Pride (In the Name of Love)"

Carly Pearce and Lee Brice, "I Hope You're Happy Now"

Brothers Osborne, "I'm Not for Everyone"

Kenny Chesney, "Knowing You"

Eric Church, "Bunch of Nothing"

Luke Combs, "Forever After All"

Dan + Shay, "Glad You Exist"

Mickey Guyton, "Hold On"

Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris, "Chasing After You"

Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall, "In His Arms"

Alan Jackson, "Drive (for Daddy Gene)/You'll Always Be My Baby"

Elle King, Miranda Lambert, "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)"

Lady A, "Like a Lady"

Little Big Town, "Wine, Beer, Whiskey"

Ashley McBryde, "Martha Divine"

Thomas Rhett, "Country Again"

Blake Shelton, "Austin"

Chris Stapleton With Miranda Lambert, "Maggie's Song"

Keith Urban, "Tumbleweed"

Carrie Underwood With CeCe Winans, "My Savior"

Chris Young, Kane Brown, "Famous Friends"

The 56th Academy of Country Music Awards aired live Sunday, April 18, at 8/7c on CBS. Stream it on Paramount+!


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