2023 ACM performances list: Academy of Country Music performers
The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards will take place on Thursday, May 11. Hosted by Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, the show will stream live exclusively on Amazon Prime Video at 8:00pm Eastern/5:00pm Pacific from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. But who will take the stage as performers? See the full list of artists below.
Hardy is the leading contender at these ACM Awards with seven nominations: Song of the Year (as artist and songwriter for “Wait in the Truck”), Song of the Year again (as songwriter for “Sand in My Boots”), Visual Media of the Year (“Wait in the Truck”), Artist-Songwriter of the Year, and Music Event of the Year (as artist and producer for “Wait in the Truck”). Despite all that, however, Hardy was snubbed for Male Artist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year.
Confirmed performer Lainey Wilson is up for six awards: Song of the Year, Visual Media of the Year and Musical Event of the Year for “Wait in the Truck,” Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year (“Bell Bottom Country”), and Single of the Year (“Heart Like a Truck”). She too missed out on an Entertainer of the Year bid. The seven artists who did make the cut in that top category instead are Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, and Morgan Wallen, most of whom are already scheduled to perform during the live event.
This year he’s nominated for Entertainer of the Year, an award he won three years in a row (2016-2018).
He has five nominations this year including Entertainer of the Year. He has one previous ACM victory for Video of the Year.
Combs has five nominations this year including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year for “Growin’ Up.”
He has three ACM nominations this year including Single and Song of the Year for “Til You Can’t.”
The all time biggest winner at the ACM Awards, she hopes to defend the Entertainer of the Year title she won for the first time in 2022.
Jo Dee Messina
She’s nominated this year for Music Event of the Year for “She Had Me at Heads Carolina” with Cole Swindell. She has one previous ACM Award.
This year her nominations including Album of the Year for “Lindeville” and Female Artist of the Year. She has three previous ACM Awards.
The legendary singer is also hosting the ACM Awards. She’s closing the show with the world premiere of the lead single from her upcoming rock album.
He has no previous ACM Awards, but he just won three fan-voted CMT Music Awards in 2023.
He has five nominations this year including Single of the Year and Song of the Year for “She Had Me at Heads Carolina.”
The country music veteran has won more than a dozen ACM Awards, including Entertainer of the Year in 2019.
He’s nominated for four awards this year including Entertainer of the Year and Male Artist of the Year. Last year he won Album of the Year for “Dangerous: The Double Album.”
The War and Treaty
They earned their first ACM Award nomination this year, for Duo of the Year.
With six nominations, she’s the most recognized woman at this year’s ACM Awards.
He earned his first ACM Award nomination this year, for New Male Artist of the Year.