Country music stars replace awards show with at-home performance special amid coronavirus pandemic
Country music stars can come together about Sunday along with acoustic shows recorded of their homes for any televised unique that will affect the annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which were abolished due to the worldwide coronavirus herpes outbreak.
The two-hour “ACM Presents: Our Country” will feature Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Old Dominion and others.
“It will be a night filled with entertainment, hope and reflection, bringing the healing power of music to Americans at a time when they need it most, ” organizers said. “CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King will host the show from her home in New York.
“What these guys have inked is amazing, ” King said in an interview to preview the event.
“You possess Lady Antebellum in a few different locations with their children sort of climbing all around them. That was fun, ” King said. “Shania Twain, who’s within her hvalp with a true live equine that’s form of listening to the woman play, while the dog will be sitting there resembling, ok, is she still vocal? ”
The telecast will include a special tribute to Kenny Rogers by Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Lionel Richie, the writer of one of Rogers’ biggest hits, ‘Lady. ‘ Rogers died March 20 at age 81.
The ACM Awards were to have taken place at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, with days of preceding concerts and events. The show is among the many live events canceled to prevent large gatherings that could spread the novel coronavirus.
The “ACM Presents: Our Country” program will air on U. S. broadcast network CBS and its streaming platform, CBS All Access, starting at 8 p. m. Eastern time on Sunday. CBS is part of ViacomCBS Inc.