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The Academy of Country Music Awards is one of the biggest nights in country music, so if you’re a fan of the genre, you’ll want to prepare to settle in for what’s sure to be an iconic show. Of course, if you like to know who’s performing to determine if it’s worth blocking off your schedule, we’re here to help. Ahead, learn everything there is to know about the 58th ACM Awards.

Who is hosting the ACM Awards?

The queen of country, Dolly Parton, is hosting the 58th ACM Awards alongside the one and only Garth Brooks.

“I think Texas is great for Tennessee, Tennessee’s great for Texas — and the common bridge between the two is country music,” Garth said, referencing the capital of country music and the location of the 58th ACM Awards: Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

Who is presenting at the 58th ACM Awards?

Following in Dolly and Garth’s footsteps, country music stars Gabby Barrett, BRELAND, Brandy Clark, Jordan Davis, Mickey Guyton, Tyler Hubbard, Dustin Lynch, T.J. Osborne, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, MacKenzie Porter, Dak Prescott, Emmitt Smith, Tanya Tucker, Keith Urban, and Trisha Yearwood will take the ACM stage as presenters.

Who is performing at the 58th ACM Awards?

Past ACM Award performers have included Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Walker Hayes, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and many other country stars. This year, fans can expect performances from Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Jordan Davis, HARDY, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Dolly Parton, Jelly Roll, Keith Urban, The War And Treaty, Lainey Wilson, and Bailey Zimmerman, along with collaborations from Carly Pearce and Trisha Yearwood, Ashley McBryde and Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack, Pillbox Patti, and John Osborne, and Cole Swindell and Jo Dee Messina.

But that’s not all: In a surprise move, Ed Sheeran will also be taking the stage in the midst of his Mathematics World Tour.

How to watch the ACM Awards

Unlike some awards shows, the 58th ACM Awards won’t require a cable or streaming subscription. Instead, the annual awards show is free to stream live on Prime Video on Thursday, May 11, starting at 7 PM ET/6 PM CT.

Can’t tune in on Thursday? The full show will be rebroadcast on Friday, May 12, on Amazon Freevee — again, at no cost to viewers.

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