Rihanna and Jennifer Nettles to Perform at Country Music Awards 4/3
Pop superstar Rihanna, along with country sensation Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, will give a special performance of Rihanna's latest single, "California King Bed," at the first-ever ACM Fan Jam. The performance will air live from the ACM Fan Jam during the 46th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, which is being broadcast live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. ACM Fan Jam is the fans-only live concert taking place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center during and after the ACM Awards.
With the global release of Loud in November 2010, Rihanna continues to dominate popular music. Her multiple Grammys and multi-platinum sales have earned her the coveted title of international superstar. Recently, Rihanna wrapped up filming Universal's "Battleship" directed by Peter Berg. She will make her feature film debut alongside Taylor Kitsch and Alexander Skarsgard. The film is set to be released May 2012.
As previously announced, country superduo Sugarland will headline the inaugural ACM Fan Jam, which gives country music fans the ultimate opportunity to be part of the live telecast. Additional performers include Eric Church, The Band Perry, Randy Houser, Little Big Town, David Nail, Steel Magnolia, Laura Bell Bundy, Sarah Darling, Bradley Gaskin and Casey James. Throughout the three-hour live awards show from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, performances by top-tier music acts will take place from the Mandalay Bay Events Center, some of which will be broadcast into the live telecast of the 46TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS.
The 46TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by Dick Clark productions. Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers; Barry Adelman is the producer and Bob Bardo serves as the executive in charge of production.