Keith Urban & Julia Michaels, Toby Keith & Blake Shelton, More Collaborations Confirmed For ACM Awards

Plus, Dan + Shay, Chris Young and Darius Rucker join the show for solo performances.

Julia Michaels | Jeff Neira/CBS

With four days remaining until the 2018 Academy Of Country Music Awards, CBS and the ACM just announced new performances for the show.

Several of those performances are collaborations. Keith Urban will perform “Coming Home” with Julia Michaels, Toby Keith will perform “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” with Blake Shelton, Alan Jackson will perform “Chattahoochee” with Jon Pardi, Reba will perform “Does He Love You” with Kelly Clarkson and Kane Brown will perform “What Ifs” with Lauren Alaina.

The Keith-Shelton, Jackson-Pardi and Reba-Clarkson performances are part of an “ACM Flashbacks” feature honoring big hits from 1993.

The show, as previously reported by Headline Planet, will also feature Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line performing their collaborative smash “Meant To Be.”

In addition to the new collaborations, CBS and the ACM confirmed solo performances by Dan + Shay, Darius Rucker and Chris Young.

The lineup also includes numbers from Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Midland, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Brett Young.

Reba is hosting this year’s ceremony, which airs at 8PM ET on CBS this Sunday.

Written by Brian Cantor

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