ACM Awards mark country music's 'party of the year'

ACM Awards mark country music's 'party of the year'

Raise your red solo cup, because the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards are coming to you live this Sunday.

The ceremony will feature a special tribute to the victims and survivors of the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival last October in Las Vegas.

Getty Recording artist Tim McGraw performs during the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards air on CBS Sunday, April 15, at 8 p.m. EST.

"My wrist is nearly back to normal, about 90 percent there ... and the docs say that last 10 percent will come in time". The American Idol victor shared the first close-up selfie of her face after her facial injury back in November previous year, reports Entertainment Tonight.

Not-to-be-missed performances include country chart toppers Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Jason Aldean among others.

Chris Stapleton, who released two top-selling albums a year ago, is the top nominee with eight. And as was previously announced Florida Georgia Line will take the stage with Bebe Rexha to perform their crossover hit "Meant to Be". Ashton Kutcher, Cam, Drew Brees and Eve will present awards.

Among the nominees with Oklahoma ties, Garth Brooks, who was born in Tulsa and grew up in Yukon, is nominated for the top award, Entertainer of the Year. The Female Vocalist of the Year award nominees are Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris and Carrie Underwood. Male Vocalist of the Year nominees include Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Chris Young and Keith Urban. Not only were fans excited to see Underwood was making new music again, but they were also happy to see was once again sharing a photo of herself on social media again as she has kept selfies and pictures to a minimum since her fall. According to TheBoot.com, published on February 28, it is reported that Dierks Bentley will be performing the song "Woman Amen" and using "fan-submitted photos of female heroes as a backdrop".