Carrie Underwood gears up for comeback at CMAs after injury

16 April, 2018, 02:14 | Author: Manuel Hopkins
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Oklahomans will abound on Sunday night's ACM Awards.

The Academy of Country Music awards show is expected to be an emotional event as it's taking place in Las Vegas just six months after a lone gunman killed 58 people there at a country music festival.

Chris Young is also nominated for male vocalist. Not only were fans excited to see Underwood was making new music again, but they were also happy to see was once again sharing a photo of herself on social media again as she has kept selfies and pictures to a minimum since her fall.

GettyRecording artist Jason Aldean accepts the Entertainer of the Year award during the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The goal for this year's award show is effectively the same as every other year before it: To try and entertain in however way possible.

"He's the one artist who gives you chills when you're listening to him perform", she said. If she wins, it would be the Chockie native's eighth victory in the category. "Maren Morris could win this year and that could be a huge upset".

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Another tough category is Vocal Duo of the Year.

Superstar Reba McEntire will return to host the 53rd ACM Awards, which honors and showcases the biggest names and emerging talent in country music and is produced for television by dick clark productions. Aldean just released a new music video for his song, "You Make It Easy", which was shown in a movie format.

According to CMT.com, ACM Awards published on March 7 that the performers listed are Jason Aldean, Bebe Rexha, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Kane Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town, Jon Pardi and many more.

David Boreanaz, Ashton Kutcher, and Nancy O'Dell are among the Hollywood star presenters.

Additional collaborations include Kane Brown and Alaina performing the multiplatinum hit "What Ifs", Urban and Julia Michaels doing a duet on Urban's new single "Coming Home", and Bebe Rexha with Florida Georgia Line rolling out their chart-topper "Meant to Be".

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