Kelsea Ballerini to Perform on 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

Kelsea Ballerini to Perform on 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

The Academy of Country Music® announced today that ACM Award® nominee Kelsea Ballerini will perform on the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ broadcasting LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. As previously announced, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will return to co-host the 52nd ACM Awards®, which honors and showcases the biggest names and emerging talent in country music, and is produced for television by Dick Clark productions.

Previous ACM Award winner Kelsea Ballerini received two nominations this year including the Female Vocalist of the Year category and Video of the Year Presented by Xfinity for "Peter Pan."

As part of today's announcement, Comcast's Xfinity brand has officially announced its partnership with the "52nd ACM Awards." In addition to the live broadcast on CBS, Xfinity TV customers will be able to watch ACM Awards content on Xfinity On Demand leading up to the live broadcast, plus an encore performance from Kelsea Ballerini.

To drive excitement leading up to the 52nd ACM Awards, Xfinity TV customers will have access to a multitude of content including "Behind the Performance," which will take fans behind the preparations for Kelsea Ballerini's encore performance, as well as archival clips from prior ACM Awards. The content will also be available online at xfinity.com/ACMawards.

Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Brothers Osborne, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line with the Backstreet Boys, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Jon Pardi. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com or http://www.cbs.com/shows/academy_of_country_music.

The official red carpet pre-show for the 52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS will live stream exclusively on Twitter on April 2, starting at 3pm PT/6pm ET. The pre-show will be available to logged-in and logged-out audiences on Twitter and connected devices.

Sponsors and partners for the 52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS include T-Mobile and Xfinity.