Kelsea Ballerini has joined the lineup of performers set to take the stage during the 2017 ACM Awards. The Academy of Country Music announced the news in a press release on Monday (March 20).

Ballerini is nominated for two awards at the 2017 ACM Awards: Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year, the latter for the clip for her single "Peter Pan." She’s spending the first half of the year serving as an opening act on Thomas Rhett‘s Home Team Tour, and then will hit the road with Lady Antebellum, on Lady A’s You Look Good World Tour, which kicks off in May. In addition to her time out on the road, Ballerini is looking forward to the release of her sophomore album.

Ballerini joins previously announced performers Brothers Osborne, Maren MorrisJon PardiJason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town and Florida Georgia Line with the Backstreet Boys in the lineup for the 2017 ACM Awards. More performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 2017 ACM Awards are set to take place in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 2, and air live on CBS beginning at 8PM ET. For the first time ever, the show will take place at T-Mobile Arena; Bentley and Bryan will return as co-hosts.

The Boot will be staying up late covering the most buzzed-about winners, fashion and moments at the 2017 ACM Awards. Readers can watch along with us by checking back to for the latest ACMs headlines, liking The Boot on Facebook and following The Boot on Twitter.

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