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Blake Shelton Returns to Perform at ACM Awards After Three-Year Break

Blake Shelton Returns to Perform at ACM Awards After Three-Year Break
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After a three-year hiatus from the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards spotlight, Blake Shelton is gearing up for a grand return.

In what’s shaping up to be an unforgettable evening, Shelton, alongside his talented wife Gwen Stefani, is slated to take the stage at the 2024 ACM Awards. This highly anticipated performance marks a significant milestone; it’s been since 2021 that the country music superstar graced the ACM stage.


The last time fans witnessed Blake Shelton’s magnetic presence at the ACM Awards was back in 2021, when he treated audiences to a medley that whisked them through the decades.

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Renowned for his enduring influence on the genre, Shelton has been a mainstay at the ACM Awards throughout his illustrious career. His record-tying five Male Vocalist of the Year wins, shared with legends George Strait and Vince Gill, underscore his lasting impact and vocal prowess.

The Academy of Country Music broke the news of Blake Shelton’s attendance at the prestigious event in a social media update on Tuesday, May 7.

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Fans flooded the comments section with excitement, expressing that Shelton’s participation is the main reason they’ll be tuning in to the show.


Scheduled to unfold at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, on Thursday, May 16, the ACM Awards will be broadcast live on Prime Video, accessible to all without requiring a Prime membership.

Dubbed the “Party of the Year,” this event extends a warm invitation to all who hold the heart and soul of country music dear.

Esteemed veteran Reba McEntire, with her signature charm and charisma honed over 16 hosting stints, will lead this year’s ACM Awards.

Sharing her anticipation for the comeback, Reba expressed her delight in being part of the ACM Awards’ evolution and eagerly awaits reuniting with fans and industry peers in Texas.

Joining Shelton and Stefani are a lineup of esteemed performers, including Kelsea Ballerini, Noah Kahan, and a special performance by Nate Smith featuring Avril Lavigne. Returning favorites like Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Jelly Roll, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, and Lainey Wilson, who stole the show in 2023, will also grace the stage.

The 2024 ACM Awards pledge a jubilant celebration of country music’s brightest stars and emerging talents, featuring exclusive collaborations and moments bound to leave a lasting impression.

With the combined star power of Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, alongside a lineup brimming with talent, the stage is primed for an unforgettable evening that will resonate with country music enthusiasts worldwide!

>>READ ALSO: Blake Shelton Gives a Glimpse Into Married Life With Gwen Stefani


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