Keith Urban will be hosting this year’s ACM Awards!
The country star revealed his hosting gig on Thursday, February 27, the same day the list of nominations for the Academy of Country Music’s annual award show was released. Urban, who is nominated for Male Artist of the Year, also dropped a new single, “God Whispered Your Name,” the same day.
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“As if having a new song out today wasn’t enough, I also get to host the ACM Awards in April,” The country singer said in a statement. “I’ll tell you – this year already feels like the most creative and energized year of my life… and there’s so much more to come. Incredibly grateful – and ready to roll!”
The ACM Awards will mark the first U.S. award show Urban has ever hosted. Previously, he hosted the 2018 ARIA Awards in Australia, where he grew up. Earlier in February, Urban hosted the 2020 All For the Hall Nashville Concert, a Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum benefit show.
The singer has won 15 ACM Awards throughout his career, just last year, he was honored the coveted Entertainer of the Year title. Urban attended the event with his wife Nicole Kidman.
In addition to Urban’s nomination, this year’s nominees include Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, among others.
The 2020 ACM Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5 on the CBS Television Network and the subscription service CBS All Access at 8 p.m. ET.