The Band Perry Kicking Off the ACM Awards with an “Explosive Performance”

Republic NashvilleThe Band Perry will open the 49th Annual ACM Awards with what's being described as an "explosive performance." Miranda Lambert and George Strait are set to perform a tribute medley honoring Merle Haggard. Garth Brooks will be on hand to present Merle with an ACM Crystal Milestone trophy.

Hunter Hayes is lined up to give a special performance along with the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign, and Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan will perform with the Nitro Circus Action Stars.

Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan host the ACM Awards Sunday, April 6 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. More performers and presenters will be announced in the coming week.

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