Blake Shelton Set To Perform At ACM Awards After Three-Year Hiatus

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After a three-year absence from the spotlight of the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, Blake Shelton is poised to make a grand comeback.

In what promises to be a night to remember, Shelton, accompanied by his wife, the talented Gwen Stefani, is set to perform at the 2024 ACM Awards. This highly anticipated performance marks a special milestone; not since 2021 has the country music superstar graced the ACM stage.

A Look Back At Blake’s ACM Legacy

The last time audiences witnessed Blake Shelton’s captivating presence at the ACM Awards was in 2021 when he delivered a medley that took fans on a journey through the decades.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 18: In this image released on April 18, Blake Shelton performs onstage at the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry on April 18, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for ACM)
Blake Shelton performs onstage at the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry on April 18, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for ACM)

Known for his indelible impact on the genre, Shelton has been a fixture at the ACM Awards throughout his illustrious career. His record-tying five Male Vocalist of the Year wins, shared with icons George Strait and Vince Gill, attest to his enduring appeal and vocal prowess.

Stirring Up Excitement On Social Media

The Academy of Country Music announced that Blake Shelton will attend the esteemed event in a social media post on Tuesday, May 7.

Fans expressed their enthusiasm overwhelmingly in the comments, with many stating that Shelton’s involvement is the primary reason they’ll be tuning in to watch the show.

“Yeah! Congratulations! You guys are the only reason many people will be watching now!”
“Eeek! So exciting!”
“Yay, I’m going [to] watch now!”
“This is going to be gooood!! so excited”
“Awesome, now I will watch it!!”

Mark Your Calendars: Event Details

The ACM Awards are set to unfold at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, on Thursday, May 16.

In a move that is sure to delight fans across the country, the event will be broadcast live on Prime Video, with no Prime membership required for viewing.

Dubbed the “Party of the Year,” this is an event with an open invitation to all who cherish the heart and soul of country music.

The Beloved Host Returns

The illustrious Reba McEntire, a seasoned veteran with the charm and charisma that have defined her past 16 hosting stints, will host this year’s ACM Awards.

Sharing her excitement about the comeback, Reba declared she is “tickled to pieces” to be part of the ACM Awards’ evolution and looks forward to reuniting with fans and industry peers alike in Texas. Find out what Reba’s backstage preparations are to make her hosting gig runs smoothly!


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A Star-Studded Lineup

Joining Shelton and Stefani are a host of other distinguished performers, including Kelsea Ballerini, Noah Kahan, and a special performance by Nate Smith featuring Avril Lavigne. The stage will also welcome back familiar faces like Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Jelly Roll, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, and Lainey Wilson, who all made a splash at the 2023 show.

The 2024 ACM Awards promise a celebration of country music’s brightest stars and emerging talents, filled with exclusive collaborations and moments that will be etched in memory.

RELATED: 13 Memorable ACM Awards Collaborations From Years Past

With the combined star power of Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani and a lineup brimming with talent, the stage is set for an unforgettable evening that will resonate with country music enthusiasts around the world!

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