Announcement of the latest performers and reveal of the new artists of the year
Four-time Academy of Country Music Award winners Lady A will perform live at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards on Prime Video on Monday, March 7.
The announcement was made Friday, March 4 by Prime Video, the ACM and the MRC, who also revealed that two-time ACM Award winner Tenille Townes will perform at the official ACM Awards red carpet show, broadcast March 7 on Prime Video from 7-8 p.m. ET. The awards show begins at 8 p.m. ET.
Additionally, artists Parker McCollum and Lainey Wilson were crowned New Male Artist and New Female Artist of the Year, respectively. Earlier, 14-time ACM Award winner Miranda Lambert surprised McCollum and Wilson with the news. You can watch the shocked and tearful reactions below.
McCollum, who released his major-label debut album last year, and Wilson, who was named “Best New Country Artist of 2021” by Billboard, will both perform at this year’s ceremony.
The two-hour event will be hosted by country music icon Dolly Parton and last year’s new female and male artists of the year, Gabby Barrett and Jimmie Allen. Barrett is set to perform “I Hope You Dance,” a cover of her jaw-dropping American Idol performance from 2018, while Allen will debut her new single “Down Home.”
As previously announced, two-time ACM Award winner Kelly Clarkson will perform the Parton-penned classic “I Will Always Love You” as a tribute to the show’s host, marking her fifth performance at the ACM Awards. Other confirmed artists include Parton with Kelsea Ballerini, BRELAND with Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, Carly Pearce, Ashley McBryde, Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris and many more.
Those who award prizes include To reach actor Alan Ritchson, Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, Phat Tuesdays comedian Guy Torry, Yellowstone stars Kelsey Asbille & Luke Grimes, author James Patterson, singer Mickey Guyton, and more.