In the second round of performance announcements for the 2022 American Country Music Awards, Carrie Underwood and Eric Church are among those joining the star-studded lineup. Spanning over 20 performances, with previously announced artists Chris Stapleton and Thomas Rhett, the ACM Awards will livestream exclusively on Prime Video on March 7 at 7pm CT.
Country legend Dolly Parton is set to host the show, and will be performing a highly-anticipated duet with Kelsea Ballerini during the evening. Joining Parton in her hosting duties will be singers Gabby Barrett and Jimmie Allen. Other acts taking the stage at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium include Maren Morris, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, and Brothers Osborne.
Underwood is no stranger to Las Vegas, having premiered her new residency, REFLECTION, at Resorts World Theater in December 2021. The first artist to play at the new venue, Underwood’s nightly performance showcases her wide-ranging hits throughout the years – from her American Idol days to more recent singles, including “Drinking Alone” and “Cry Pretty.”
“It’s such a special honor to be the first artist to perform on this incredible stage in a brand new, beautiful, state-of-the-art theatre at such an exciting new destination as Resorts World Las Vegas,” Underwood said in a statement. “I’m so proud of this show and so happy to finally get to share it with the amazing audiences here in Las Vegas.”
Several of the other ACM performers have also enjoyed a monumental few months. Church earned his tenth No.1 song on the Billboard Country Airplay last May with “Hell of a View,” and is set to headline the Faster Horses Festival in Michigan this July. Rhett dropped a new single this month, “Us Someday,” and is looking forward to the release of his album, Where We Started, on April 1. Stapleton, meanwhile, continues his “All-American Road Show” tour, with dates across the US from March until October.