Miranda Lambert, George Strait and Hunter Hayes also added to performers’ roster
The Academy of Country Music Awards will kick off April 6 with a performance by The Band Perry, who'll tear through their new single “Chainsaw” at the beginning of the ceremony.
The group is among a slate of newly-announced performers for the show, which also includes Miranda Lambert, George Strait and Hunter Hayes.
Lambert and Strait will pay tribute to country legend Merle Haggard, who's receiving the Crystal Milestone Award this year, dueting on a medley of Haggard's tunes, including “Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down” and “I'm a Lonesome Fugitive.”
Garth Brooks will also be on hand to present Haggard with the award.
“Storm Warning” singer Hayes will perform his single “Invisible,” from his upcoming album “Storyline.” The performance will take place in conjunction with ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here campaign.
The newly announced performers join a previously announced lineup that includes Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Toby Keith, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, and Lady Antebellum with Stevie Nicks.
The ACM Awards will air live from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena on CBS.