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Special Look: Luke Bryan, Kelsea Ballerini Attend ACM Awards Rehearsals

Luke Bryan and Kelsea Ballerini spent time perfecting their performances.

Luke Bryan | Michele Crowe/CBS

The 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony will feature performances by some of country’s biggest stars.

Luke Bryan and Kelsea Ballerini are on that list.

Ahead of Sunday’s show, the two superstars spent time perfecting their performances. Both were spotted at the official rehearsals.

Like the actual ceremony, this week’s rehearsals were held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Reba is hosting this year’s show, which will air at 8PM ET on CBS.

To amplify excitement for the event, CBS shared photos from the Luke Bryan and Kelsea Ballerini rehearsals.

Kelsea Ballerini rehearses for the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, scheduled to air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on CBS. Photo: Michele Crowe/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Kelsea Ballerini rehearses for the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, scheduled to air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on CBS. Photo: Michele Crowe/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Kelsea Ballerini rehearses for the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, scheduled to air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on CBS. Photo: Michele Crowe/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Kelsea Ballerini rehearses for the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, scheduled to air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on CBS. Photo: Michele Crowe/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Luke Bryan rehearses for the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, scheduled to air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on CBS. Photo: Michele Crowe/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Luke Bryan rehearses for the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, scheduled to air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on CBS. Photo: Michele Crowe/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Luke Bryan rehearses for the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, scheduled to air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on CBS. Photo: Michele Crowe/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Luke Bryan rehearses for the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, scheduled to air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on CBS. Photo: Michele Crowe/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Luke Bryan rehearses for the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, scheduled to air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on CBS. Photo: Michele Crowe/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Written by Brian Cantor

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