- The Academy of Country Music just announced new performers and presenters.
- Kelly Clarkson, Kane Brown, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town, and Jon Pardi have been added to the 2018 ACM Awards lineup.
- Cam, Dustin Lynch, Kiefer Sutherland, Sam Elliott, Ashton Kutcher, David Boreanaz, AJ Buckley, Max Thieriot, and Eve, are the new presenters on the list.
At last year's Academy of Country Music Awards, the Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line made headlines for their performances. The year before that it was Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks. Now, the Academy has announced another surprising artist appearing on stage at the 2018 ACM Awards. Along with country stars Kane Brown, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town, and Jon Pardi, Kelly Clarkson joins the lineup!
The pop singer has already crossed over into country quite a bit, with multiple duets including "Don't You Wanna Stay" with Jason Aldean and "Because of You" with Reba McEntire, among others. And last month, the former American Idol winner and current coach on The Voice confirmed that she has some "" on the way.
No word yet on whether or not the star will debut any of those new songs at the ceremony—or throw it back with one of her past hits in the genre, but we'll be crossing our fingers. Former duet partner Aldean, incidentally, is also performing and up for multiple awards, and McEntire, of course, is hosting this year.
The ACM also added new presenters: country singers Cam, Dustin Lynch, and Kiefer Sutherland; The Ranch co-stars Sam Elliott and Ashton Kutcher; SEAL Team co-stars David Boreanaz, AJ Buckley and Max Thieriot; and The Talk host Eve.
Previously, the list of presenters included Drew Brees, Nancy O'Dell, Rebecca Romijn, and Lindsey Vonn. Other performers that night will be best new artist winners Lauren Alaina, Brett Young, and Midland, as well as Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Bebe Rexha, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, and Florida Georgia Line (with pop singer Bebe Rexha, the other half of the duet "Meant to Be").