How to Watch the 2018 ACM Awards

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ET breaks down everything you need to know ahead of Sunday's awards show!

Get excited, country fans!

The 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards are taking place this weekend, and ET's breaking down everything you need to know ahead of Sunday's awards show, which honors and showcases the biggest names and emerging talent in country music.

From where to watch to who's performing, we've got you covered, right here, all in one place!

How to watch: The 2018 ACM Awards will air live on CBS. Fans can also stream it live with CBS All Access.

When do the ACM Awards start? 8 p.m. ET.

Where is the show taking place?: The 2018 ACM Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Who's hosting?: Reba McEntire will be playing master of ceremonies for the 15th time. She last hosted the show in 2012, with Blake Shelton as her co-host. "I really enjoy hosting," McEntire told ET last month. "It's very exciting. I love live television. So, to be able to know the ins and outs and who's doing what and be there for the rehearsals... it's just fun."

Who is performing?: After suffering a scary fall at her home in Nashville, Tennessee, nearly five months ago -- which caused her to undergo surgery for a broken wrist and get over 40 stitches on her face -- Carrie Underwood will be making her long-awaited return to the public eye. She will performing a new single, "Cry Pretty," at the ACM Awards.


Others set to take the stage include Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Jon Pardi, Darius Rucker, Midland, Brett Young and Chris Young.

Additionally, Bebe Rexha and Julia Michaels are set to make their ACM Awards debuts. Rexha will be joining Florida Georgia Line for a performance of their hit collaboration, "Meant to Be," while Michaels will team up with Keith Urban for his new single, "Coming Home."

Who is presenting?: A full list of presenters has yet to be revealed, but we do know of a few Hollywood stars handing out the night's prestigious awards, including ET's own Nancy O'Dell, Ashton Kutcher, Eve, Dustin Lynch, Cam, David Boreanaz, AJ Buckley, Sam Elliott, Rebecca Romijn and Max Thieriot, along with athletes Drew Brees and Lindsey Vonn.

Notable nominations: Chris Stapleton leads the nominations pool this year, with eight nods, followed closely behind by Thomas Rhett with six.

Stapleton, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks and Keith Urban are all up against each other in the biggest category of the night, Entertainer of the Year. See the full list of nominations HERE.

The 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards will air live on April 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.