The Academy of Country Music® revealed today an expanded lineup of superstar collaborations and must-see performances for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music's Party of the Year®. The 53rd ACM Awards®, hosted by Reba McEntire, will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15 (8:00-11:00 PM live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
For the first time the Academy of Country Music Awards® will debut "ACM Flashbacks" to honor classic country music hits and/or the artists whose music continues to incluence musicians and fans alike. With this new feature, the ACM Awards will celebrate hits from a specific year or honor an indiviual artist and their accomplishments through unique collabortions and one-of-a-kind renditions of their iconic songs. This year, the awards telecast will honor three of country music's hit songs from 1993 with Toby Keith ad Blake Shelton performing Keith's celebrated No. 1 debut single "Should've Been a Cowboy," Alan Jackson and Jon Pardi performing Jackson's ACM Award wining hit "Chattahoochee" and Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson performing Reba's GRAMMY® Award-winning hit "Does He Love You".