Nominees Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert to perform at ACM awards

Singer/songwriter Maren Morris appears backstage with her awards for Best Country Solo Performance for "My Church" during the 59th annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12, 2017. Photo by Christine Chew/UPI

March 7 (UPI) — Country music stars Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert are confirmed to perform at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards.

Other performers for the April 2 award show include fellow nominees Little Big Town and Maren Morris, as well as the Backstreet boys, who will make their first appearance at the ACMs performing alongside Florida Georgia Line.

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will co-host the awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas from 8 p.m to 11 p.m., ET.

Lambert and Morris are nominated for six awards each, trailing Keith Urban, who leads all nominees with seven. Florida Georgia Line has also been nominated for five awards.

A red-carpet pre-show will be live streamed exclusively on Twitter before the event beginning at 6 p.m.

Miranda Lambert sings at the 2016 Country Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on November 2, 2016. Photo by John Sommers II/UPI

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