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ACM Announces Lineup For Country Kickoff At The Star

Performers include artists such as Kassi Ashton, Ashley Cooke, Hannah Ellis and more

The Academy of Country Music revealed the lineup for the ACM Country Kickoff at The Star. This event will showcase performances from nearly every ACM New Artist nominee for this year.

The performers include artists such as Kassi Ashton, Ashley Cooke, Hannah Ellis, Kameron Marlowe, Kylie Morgan, Megan Moroney, Neon Union, Restless Road, Dylan Scott, Conner Smith, Nate Smith and Tigirlily Gold. 

The lineup also includes other rising stars, fan favorites and a few surprises. The Carhartt Stage will host these talented artists on May 14 and May 15, featuring Chayce Beckham, Annie Bosko, Tyler Braden, Tiera Kennedy, Jenna Paulette, Alana Springsteen, Matt Stell and more.

May 14 at 8:00 p.m. also marks the start of Live From the ACM Awards: ACM New Artist Winners Celebration, featuring special performances. This event will unveil and honor the winners of the New Artists of the Year category for the 59th ACM Awards. Hosted by Country Heat Weekly Podcast hosts Kelly Sutton and Amber Anderson, the lively show will broadcast live on the Amazon Music channel on Twitch.

In addition to performances by the upcoming generation of Country Music talents on the outdoor Carhartt Stage, the ACM Country Kickoff will offer a beer garden and dance floor courtesy of Coors Light. Attendees can also look forward to artist meet-and-greet sessions in the ACM Red Barrel Lounge, presented by Princess Cruise Lines, as well as food trucks, photo opportunities and ACM Awards show merchandise. 

Various partners will be present on-site, including ACM Lifting Lives, Ashley, Choctaw Casinos & Resorts, Coors Light, Debbie’s Dream Foundation, North Texas Ford, Fritos, Kendra Scott, Korbel, Lucas Oil and Princess Cruise Lines. 

The ACM Country Kickoff at The Star will run from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, and Wednesday, May 15. Stay tuned for a detailed performance schedule in the days to come.

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