NEW YORK (AP) — Sunday’s Academy of Nation Music Awards will characteristic a few of the style’s greatest stars, although chart-toppers like Morgan Wallen and Luke Bryan will not be within the constructing.
Wallen, whose newest album and singles have discovered main success on each the nation and pop charts, was declared ineligible by the ACMs after he was caught on digital camera utilizing a racial slur earlier this yr. Bryan backed out of the occasion, airing on CBS at 8 p.m. Jap, as a result of he recently tested positive for the coronavirus.
Bryan is nominated for the highest prize — entertainer of the yr — the place his competitors contains Luke Combs, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church and Thomas Rhett, who received the honour final yr in a tie with Carrie Underwood.
The entire entertainer of the yr nominees however Bryan will carry out — most of them pre-taped at varied venues in Nashville, Tennessee, together with the Grand Ole Opry Home, the Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. The viewers will likely be small and made up of medical and healthcare employees.
“Coming in and discovering out that you just profitable entertainer of the yr together with Carrie Underwood, that’s simply — that’s simply adrenaline to final you the entire yr just about,” Rhett stated in an interview Saturday. “So it’s an honor to be again on the ACMs, nominated in that very same class is simply tremendous particular. And one thing that I’ll by no means in 1,000,000 years take with no consideration and simply really feel tremendous honored to be right here.”