ACM Awards: John Mayer to Perform With Brad Paisley
As he gears up for a slew of summer tour dates, John Mayer will hit Las Vegas on Sunday for the Academy of Country Music Awards.
The newly-single musician will join Brad Paisley on stage during the ceremony, which will also feature collaborations from Hunter Hayes and Stevie Wonder, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, as well as George Strait and Garth Brooks – among a laundry list of additional performers.
Mayer released his fifth studio album, Born and Raised, on May 22, 2012, after being delayed by health troubles. Just last year, Mayer underwent vocal cord surgery and was unable to sing during his recovery, but played guitar live with other artists. Mayer performed his first concert since 2011 in January of this year, raising money for firefighters in Bozeman, Mont., where he currently resides.
The Academy also announced on Friday that Gary Allan, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Young and Eli Young Band have been added to the presenters lineup.
See a complete list of performers and presenters below.
The 48th annual ACM Awards, hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7. The show will air live on the east coast at 8 p.m. with a tape delayed west coast broadcast via CBS.
Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Hunter Hayes, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, John Mayer, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Pistol Annies and The Band Perry. Brad Paisley will headline the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam, along with special guests Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, and New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s nominees Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer and Florida Georgia Line.
Country music artist Gary Allan, 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs, Vegas star Michael Chiklis, Grammy award-winner Sheryl Crow, The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco, music star John Fogerty, omg! INSIDER co-anchor Kevin Frazier, country music artist Faith Hill, San Francisco 49ers NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, country music artists Miranda Lambert, Scotty McCreery and Kacey Musgraves, Entertainment Tonight co-anchor Nancy O’Dell, country music artists Jake Owen, Reba, Shania Twain, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Young and Eli Young Band, and A&E’s Duck Dynasty stars Willie & Korie Robertson.
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