Blake Shelton to Perform with Luke Bryan, Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley on Guitar, and Pistol Annies, featuring Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley During Opening of the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

ENCINO, Calif., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that Awards co-host Blake Shelton will open the telecast with a can't miss exciting performance featuring co-host Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley on guitar,  Sheryl Crow, and Pistol Annies, including Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley.

This marks the world premiere performance of "Boys 'Round Here," Shelton's second single off his latest album, Based On A True Story... The ceremony honors country music's top talent, as well as the industry's hottest emerging artists, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

They join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Jewel, Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, George Strait, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and The Band Perry at the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Brad Paisley will headline the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam, along with special guests Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, and New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's nominees Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer and Florida Georgia Line. 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 48th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television NetworkAllen Shapiro, Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. 

SOURCE Academy of Country Music



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