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Everything You Need to Know About the 2017 ACM Awards

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When do the 2017 ACM Awards start? Who will be performing and presenting? Who has the most nominations? Who’s favored to win?

There will be lots happening in Las Vegas the week of the 2017 ACM Awards. Fortunately, The Boot has you covered: Read on to find out everything you need to know about the 2017 ACM Awards.

When and Where Are the 2017 ACM Awards?

The 2017 ACM Awards are set to take place in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 2. For the first time ever, the show will take place at T-Mobile Arena.

Where Can I Watch the 2017 ACM Awards and the 2017 ACM Awards Red Carpet?

The 2017 ACM Awards will air at 8PM ET on CBS. Red carpet broadcast details have yet to be announced.

Who’s Hosting the 2017 ACM Awards?

In 2016, Blake Shelton hung up his hosting hat, leaving former co-host Luke Bryan to co-host for the first time with Dierks Bentley, and during the 2017 Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, a commercial let country music fans know that, once again, Bryan and Bentley will be co-hosting in 2017.

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Who’s Nominated at the 2017 ACM Awards?

Lady Antebellum helped reveal this year’s nominees on Feb. 16, on CBS This Morning; following Lady A’s announcements, Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier announced additional nominees via

Keith Urban leads the pack of ACM Awards nominees in 2017: He’s up in five categories, with a total of seven nominations. Miranda Lambert, meanwhile, earned six nods, as did Maren Morris; Lambert’s nominations come in five different categories, while Morris’ come in four. Also nominated multiple times are Florida Georgia Line (five nominations in five categories), Tim McGraw (five nominations in four categories), Dierks Bentley (three nominations in three categories), Thomas Rhett (three nominations in two categories) and Chris Stapleton (three nominations in three categories) and more.

A complete list of 2017 ACM Awards nominees can be found here. Click here to see some of the best reactions to the news, and here to discuss the surprises and snubs.

Who’s Going to Win at the 2017 ACM Awards?

Fans will have to wait until April 2 to find out, for the most part. On March 14, the Academy of Country Music revealed that the Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris and Jon Pardi had been named New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, New Female Vocalist of the Year and New Male Vocalist of the Year, respectively.

As for the other categories, The Boot’s readers can make their winners predictions.

Who’s Performing at the 2017 ACM Awards?

On March 7, the Academy of Country Music announced that Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Florida Georgia Line with the Backstreet Boys will all be performing at the 2017 ACM Awards.

One week later, on March 14, they added the Brothers Osborne and Jon Pardi to the performers list, and on March 20, Kelsea Ballerini joined the lineup, as did Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. On March 22, the ACM announced that Sam HuntReba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Christian singer Lauren Daigle will be taking the stage at the 2017 ACM Awards as well.

Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Who’s Presenting at the 2017 ACM Awards?

The list of presenters has not yet been revealed. The Boot will share the information when it is announced.

Who Will Be Attending the 2017 ACM Awards?

Nobody’s said yet, but The Boot will share that information when it becomes available!

What About the Rest of the 2017 ACM Awards-Related Events?

From March 30 through April 2, Las Vegas is going country. The 2017 Party for a Cause will be made up of both industry and fan events taking place throughout Sin City. ACM Lifting Lives, the Academy’s charity arm, will receive money from the 2017 Party for a Cause events to help with their work in improving people’s lives through music.

“ACM fans have demanded more events, more artist engagement, more variety. Some of our fans clearly like the more intimate environments compared to the big festivals, so this year we will give them that version, celebrating more artists up close and in their faces,” says George Couri, co-chairman of the ACM Events Committee. “[W]ith this schedule, there will be plenty for fans to dive into all day, every day.” has an up-to-date list of 2017 Party for a Cause events, as well as details on tickets and more.

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