AN EPIC PERFORMANCE FEATURING ALL ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES LUKE BRYAN, ERIC CHURCH, LUKE COMBS, THOMAS RHETT AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD, TO OPEN THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” THIS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 AT 8 PM ET/PT ON CBS CeCe Win

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 14, 2020) – Academy of Country Music®, dick clark productions and CBS today announced this year’s ACM Entertainer of the Year nominees Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood will kick off the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ with a can’t-miss performance featuring a medley of each of their greatest hits. Multiplatinum-selling artist CeCe Winans has been added as presenter. The 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, a Night of Heart and Hits Live from Nashville, will be broadcast on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on CBS All Access.

TAYLOR SWIFT RETURNS TO THE COUNTRY MUSIC STAGE WITH A WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE FROM HER FOLKLORE ALBUM AT THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS” THIS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 8 PM ET/PT ON CBS SWIFT TO PERFORM “BETTY” FROM THE GRAND OLE OPRY HOUS

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 13, 2020) – Academy of Country Music®, dick clark productions and CBS today announced that global superstar and two-time ACM® Entertainer of the Year, Taylor Swift, will return to the ACM Awards® stage for the first time in seven years with a world premiere performance off her record-breaking new album Folklore at the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, a Night of Heart and Hits Live from Nashville. The nine-time ACM Award-winner will perform from the legendary Grand Ole Opry House. Hosted by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the 55th ACM Awards will be broadcast live on Wednesday, September 16 (8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on CBS All Access.

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