For the first time, this weekend’s Academy of Country Music Awards will debut “ACM Flashbacks” to honor classic country music hits and/or the artists whose music continues to influence musicians and fans alike. With this new segment, the ACM Awards will celebrate hits from a specific year, or honor an individual artist and their accomplishments through unique collaborations and one-of-a-kind renditions of their iconic songs. This year, the awards telecast will honor three of country music’s hit songs from 1993 with Toby Keith and Blake Shelton performing Keith’s chart-topping debut single “Should’ve Been a Cowboy”; Alan Jackson and Jon Pardi performing Alan’s ACM Award-winning hit “Chattahoochee”; and Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson performing Reba’s Grammy-winning hit “Does He Love You.”
Additional collaborations include Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina performing their Number One hit duet “What Ifs,” Keith Urban and Julia Michaels performing Keith’s new single “Coming Home,” and previously announced Bebe Rexha with Florida Georgia Line performing the chart-topping hit “Meant to Be.”
The Awards show has added solo performances by Darius Rucker, Chris Young and Dan + Shay.
The 53rd annual ACM Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday (April 15th) at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.