This year's Academy of Country Music Awards has been postponed to Wednesday, September 16. But, in its place the Academy, on the originally slated airdate, CBS will air "ACM Presents: Our Country," a two-hour special featuring some of Nashville's biggest stars.
Set for April 5th at 8:00 p.m., the show will feature stars like Brandi Carlile, Carrie Underwood, Shania Twain, Keith Urban, and Miranda Lambert among others. The artists will perform acoustic sets from their own homes and engage in "intimate conversations" according to a release.
In addition, Kenny Rogers, a 10-time ACM Award winner Kenny Rogers will be honored via performances by Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, and Darius Rucker. All of this will be interspersed with clips from previous award shows.
Carlile is nominated for an ACM Award as a member of the supergroup The Highwomen. That foursome includes Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, and Amanda Shires. The group, which released its self-titled debut album lst year, is the first all-female team since The Dixie Chicks to be nominated in that category. The Dixie Chicks were nominated in 2002. The name of the group pays homage to the legendary Highwaymen group.
If The Highwomen wins the category, it will be simply the latest trophy for Carlile. She has five Grammy Awards, a CMT Music Award, UK Americana Awards, and an award from Billboard Women in Music. In 2019, she was the most-nominated woman at the Grammys with six nominations. She went home with three wins.
We are hoping that since she's doing the set from home we will get a chance to see Carlile's wife Catherine Shepherd, who she married in 2012, as well as their children Evangeline and Elijah.