Recording artist Carrie Underwood performs during the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards. Underwood is nominated and performing at the 53rd show this year. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

ACM Awards 2018: What time, what channel, who is performing, who is nominated?

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Here’s what to expect from the show. 

When: Sunday, April 15, at 8 p.m.

What channel: CBS

Who is hosting: Reba McEntire is back to host the show for the 15th time.

Who is performing: Carrie Underwood, Thomas, Rhett, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Darius Rucker, Brett Young, Chris Young,  Maren Morris, Florida Georgia Line, Bebe Rexha, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Kane Brown, Lauren Alana, Dan + Shay, Alan Jackson, John Pardi, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, Keith Urban and Dierks Bentley are set to perform. McEntire will perform with Kelly Clarkson.

Who is presenting: Lindsey Vonn, Drew Brees, Eve, Ashton Kutcher, Kiefer Sutherland and Rebecca Romjin are some of the show’s presenters.

Who is nominated: The nominees for entertainer of the Year are male-dominated: Chris Stapleton, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan. Nominees for female vocalist of the year are Kelsea Ballerini, Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert and Reba McEntire. Nominees for male vocalist of the year are Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban and Thomas Rhett. The full list of nominees is at the ACM website.

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