ACM Awards Announce Unique Collaborations & More Performances

With only a few more days until the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards hit Las Vegas, the musical event is releasing more information on upcoming performances and unlikely collaborations! To highlight country music and it's long-standing history, the show will feature a handful of cross-generational performances showcasing the biggest hits from 25 years ago.

The newly announced collaborations will include Blake Shelton and Toby Keith performing Keith's “Should've Been a Cowboy," Album of the Year nominee Jon Pardi will join Alan Jackson to sing the Georgia native's smash “Chattahoochee," and ACM host Reba McEntire will share the stage with pop star Kelly Clarkson to sing the duet “Does He Love You," originally recorded with Linda Davis. Nominees for Vocal Event of the Year Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina will perform their duet collaboration “What Ifs," while Keith Urban will perform his new collaboration with pop singer-songwriter Julia Michaels, "Coming Home.“ These appearances join the previously announced performance of the crossover hit "Meant to Be" by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line.

Newly announced solo acts include Dan + Shay, along with Chris Young and Darius Rucker.

The 53rd ACM Awards will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and airs live Sunday, April 15, at 8PM ET on CBS.