'Hunger Games' Star Liam Hemsworth to Present at ACM Awards on CBS, 4/1
"The Hunger Games" star Liam Hemsworth, "NCIS: Los Angeles" star LL Cool J, Zac Brown, Brantley Gilbert, Scotty McCreery, The Band Perry, KISS and Thompson Square are scheduled to present as part of the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, which will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1 (8:00-11:00 PM live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Hemsworth, LL Cool J, Brown, Gilbert, McCreery, The Band Perry, KISS and Thompson Square join previously announced presenters Beth Behrs, Hunter Hayes, Lionel Richie, Taylor Swift and Nancy O'Dell. Additionally, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sara Evans, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride with Pat Monahan, Scotty McCreery, Tim McGRaw, Brad Paisley, Lionel Richie, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts with Steve Martin and Little Big Town have been announced as performers on the ACM Awards broadcast, with Zac Brown Band hosting the 2nd Annual ACM Fan Jam at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Currently, Liam Hemsworth stars in the record-breaking movie adaptation of "The Hunger Games," directed by Gary Ross, in which he portrays Gale Hawthorne and stars opposite Jennifer Lawrence. Hemsworth will next be seen this August starring opposite Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger in "The Expendables 2." This April, the actor begins production on Dito Montiel's "Empire State," in which he plays opposite Dwayne Johnson and Emma Roberts. Hemsworth finished production on the independent feature film "AWOL," which is set for release this year. Liam's character, Wright, is a young soldier in Vietnam who decides to go AWOL after being dumped by his hometown girlfriend.
Hemsworth's break out role as Will Blakelee in Disney's hit "The Last Song" earned him a 2010 Young Hollywood Award as well as three Teen Choice Award nominations, winning for "Choice Movie: Male Breakout." Starring opposite Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear and Kelly Preston, "The Last Song" is based on best-selling author Nicholas Sparks' novel, who also co-wrote the screenplay.
LL Cool J is an entertainment icon who has found great success crossing into multiple mediums. A two-time GRAMMY Award winner, recording artist, talented actor, author, NAACP Image Award winner, entrepreneur and philanthropist, he continues to display his wide range of talents with every project. First introduced to the world in 1984 as a Def Jam Records flagship artist, LL is the first rap artist to amass 10 consecutive platinum-plus selling albums. The multi-platinum artist and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee is currently tied for third place for most Billboard chart debuts by a rap artist. As an actor, LL has successfully transitioned to one of the consistently highest-rated shows on television. He currently stars in the hit CBS primetime drama series, "NCIS: Los Angeles," and his performance on the show garnered him an NAACP Image Award in 2011 and 2012 for his role of Special Agent Sam Hanna.
Zac Brown is the frontman of Zac Brown Band, who are nominated for Vocal Group of the Year, the band's third consecutive nomination in that category. The group has won two ACM Awards, including Vocal Event of the Year for "As She's Walking Away" featuring Alan Jackson in 2010 and New Vocal Duo or Group in 2008. They also tout a historic series of nine consecutive #1 hit singles from their double-platinum major label debut, The Foundation, and platinum #1 follow-up album, You Get What You Give.