2023 ACM Awards Performers: Kane Brown, Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs + More
Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs and Kane Brown are among the performers scheduled to take the stage at the 2023 ACM Awards. They were announced as performing acts at the awards show in late April, along with Jason Aldean, Cody Johnson, Ashley McBryde, Jelly Roll, Keith Urban and Lainey Wilson.
On Tuesday (May 9), more performers were added to the bill. Carly Pearce and Trisha Yearwood will take the stage for a special performance. Jordan Davis and Hardy are two more acts expected to perform.
In the days leading up to the ACMs, more details about McBryde's performance were revealed. She'll deliver a gang rendition of "Bonfire at Tina's," a track off her Album of the Year-nominated Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville. Joining her for that performance are Brandy Clark, Pillbox Patti, Caylee Hammack and Brothers Osborne's John Osborne.
Several of the genre's hottest up-and-comers and recent hitmakers are set to take the stage, too: The War and Treaty, who earned a historic ACM nomination as the first Black duo to be nominated for Duo of the Year, are on the bill. New Male Artist of the Year nominee Bailey Zimmerman is performing as this year's Amazon Music Breakthrough Artist, and he'll be introduced by former Breakthrough Artists Breland and Gabby Barrett.
Cole Swindell and Jo Dee Messina are both on deck to perform at the awards show, too. They were among the initial performer's lineup, and as show day neared, it was revealed that they will be performing "She Had Me at Heads Carolina [Remix]," a duet version of Swindell's ACM-nominated hit, which was inspired by Messina's late-'90s original.
Ed Sheeran will also make his ACM Awards debut: He's scheduled to perform during this year's show.
The ACM previously announced that this year's co-host Dolly Parton will take the stage to debut the first single off her upcoming rock album, Rock Star. Parton recently elaborated on that, saying that her performance will come at the end of the show, and it will be an original song titled "World on Fire."
Morgan Wallen was originally announced as a performer at the ACMs. However, on Tuesday (May 9), he announced that a vocal injury will keep him off stage for the next six weeks. That impacts several stops on his 2023 One Night at a Time Tour, as well as his ACMs performance.
It's unclear whether or not Wallen will still attend the show. He's nominated in several categories, including the biggest of the night, Entertainer of the Year.
Parton is co-hosting the 2023 ACM Awards with Garth Brooks, marking the first time that Brooks has ever hosted a major awards show. A previously-aired teaser for the show pokes fun at Brooks' "first time jitters," building anticipation for a megawatt hosting pairing that fans have never seen at the helm of any awards show before, ever.
The 2023 ACMs will take place in Frisco, Texas — a major location shift for the event. The last time the ACMs were held in Texas was in 2015; it's aired from Nashville in recent years.
For the second consecutive year, the show will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on the Amazon Music channel on Twitch.
The 2023 ACM Awards are set for May 11 beginning at 7PM ET.
2023 ACM Awards Performers:
Ashley McBryde with Caylee Hammack, Brandy Clark, Pillbox Patti and John Osborne, "Bonfire at Tina's"
Cole Swindell + Jo Dee Messina, "She Had Me at Heads Carolina [Remix]"
Dolly Parton, "World on Fire"
The War and Treaty
Carly Pearce + Trisha Yearwood