KELLY CLARKSON, MIRANDA LAMBERT TO PERFORM AT THE 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network
The Academy of Country Music announced today that Kelly Clarkson and
Miranda Lambert are scheduled to perform as part of the 48th ANNUAL
ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. This is the first round of artists
announced as performers on this year’s broadcast. The ceremony, which
will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, honors country
music’s top talent, as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists,
is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be
broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday,
April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television
Kelly Clarkson is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for “Don’t
Rush” with Vince Gill, her third nomination in that category. Last
year, she took home two ACM Awards, including Vocal Event of the Year
and Single Record of the Year for “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Jason
Aldean. To date, Clarkson has released 5 studio albums, sold more than
20 million albums worldwide, 10 million albums in the U.S., and has had
10 singles in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
Clarkson recently won the GRAMMY® for Best Pop Vocal Album for her last
studio album Stronger. Last November, she released her Greatest Hits –
Chapter 1 album, which features three new tracks, as well as a
compilation of some of her greatest hits to date.
Miranda Lambert, reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, has earned
five nominations including her seventh consecutive nod for Female
Vocalist of the Year and second nomination for Entertainer of the Year.
In addition, Lambert was nominated for Single Record of the Year and
twice nominated for Song of the Year, as artist and composer, for “Over
You.” Lambert is currently on the “Locked & Reloaded” Tour with
longtime friend Dierks Bentley.