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Underwood to debut new song at ACM Awards

April 12, 2018 GMT

Carrie Underwood will perform the world television premiere of her soon-to-be-released single live on the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 15, on CBS. Underwood is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year as well as Vocal Event of the Year for “The Fighter” with Keith Urban. The 53rd ACM Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas beginning at 8 p.m. Previously announced ACM Awards performers include Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Midland, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Bebe Rexha, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Brett Young. Presenters include David Boreanaz, Drew Brees, AJ Buckley, Cam, Sam Elliot, Eve, Ashton Kutcher, Dustin Lynch, Nancy O’Dell, Rebecca Romijn, Max Thieriot and Lindsey Vonn.

DELUXE: Luke Combs will release “This One’s For You Too,” the deluxe edition of his gold-selling debut album “This One’s For You,” on June 1. The 17-track collection includes five new songs co-written by Combs including fan favorites like “Must’ve Never Met You” and “Houston, We Got A Problem.” Fans can pre-order the album with newly launched merchandise exclusively online at Luke-Combs.com. “This One’s For You” was released June 2, 2017. The project debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart.

GETTIN’ ALONG: Kenny Chesney’s brand new single, “Get Along,” is already getting lots of love on country radio. The superstar officially released the song Friday, April 6, and already will be played on more than 100 stations around the country. “For a song that says so much, it feels so good,” Chesney said. “When I heard it, it said so many things about how I wish people would treat each other, how we should be to each other. And that pocket feels so good. It just picks you up and literally moves you along.” Chesney will debut “Get Along” on the Academy of Country Music Awards, airing live from Las Vegas on Sunday. “It’s the kind of song when people hear it, they respond,” he said. “I can’t think of a better place to play it, and I know it’s going to be a big part of my summer tour, too.” Chesney kicks off his Trip Around the Sun Tour on April 21 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium.

Julie Reeves is the midday host on Big Buck Country 101.5. Also contributing is Bill Cornwell.