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Chesney, Underwood, Urban, Florida Georgia Line to perform at ACM Awards

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Carrie Underwood accepts the Milestone Award during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.

2014 ACM Awards: Arrivals

Taylor Swift takes a selfie with a fan as she arrives for the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, April 6, 2014. Launch slideshow »

Country music superstars Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line and Cam are the first performers to be named for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 3, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, who succeeds Blake Shelton, are this year’s co-hosts, and additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

In addition to Kenny ’s ACM Awards performance, as previously announced, he also will be raced under Las Vegas Metro Police guard to Las Vegas Festival Grounds (across from SLS Las Vegas), where he’ll headline the final night of three nights of the 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival.

Carrie headlines Night 1 and Dierks Night 2 of Party for a Cause. Keith returns in the fall for his “Ripcord World Tour” stop Friday, Oct. 21, at T-Mobile Arena.

Tickets go on sale Friday, and this is Keith’s first arena tour in two years.

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