Luke Bryan & Dierks Bentley Talk ACM Awards

Posted April 03, 2017

This year's ACM Award nominees for Album of the Year include Black by Bentley, Dig Your Roots by Florida Georgia Line, HERO by Morris, Ripcord by Urban and The Weight of These Wings by Lambert.

Country music's most prestigious awards show is nearly upon us, and die-hard fans are gearing up for the event of the year. If you've been given that kind of opportunity, you can always study morning and late-night talk show hosts, or if someone else has done it before you, you might seek out his advice.

Who's Performing?: Expect to see a mix of solo performances and exciting collaborations during the telecast.

In honor of the ACM Awards, ACM Lifting Lives is putting on a series of events across Las Vegas to raise money and improve lives through music.

While promoting the upcoming ACM Awards, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley treated "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" audience to a Merle Haggard cover! If you want to watch the ACM Awards online, just check out the pre-show at ACMawards.twitter.com.

The awards show starts at 8:00 PM EST on Sunday. Plus, it helps that a good percentage of country music is upbeat, though there are some emotional moments here and there. They'll both perform live, along with Miranda Lambert and other artists.

Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett will debut "Craving You", a duet from two of the genre's hottest young stars.

For the coveted "Entertainer of the Year" category, fans picked Keith Urban and Luke Bryan as the winners in a two-way tie.

The 2017 ACM Awards, hosted by Bryan and Bentley, will air Sunday night at 8/7c on CBS.