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CBS Airs a Hope-Filled Country Music Special

Our Country

The COVID-19 crisis has changed a lot of how many of us are living our lives these days and that includes the world of television too. This Sunday, CBS will air ACM Presents: Our Country, a two-hour special that will feature acoustic performances from many country music stars that were recorded from their homes. Hosted by Gayle King, the special will also feature clips from past ACM Awards moments. The networks says that it will be a night “filled with entertainment, hope and reflection and bring the healing power of music to Americans at a time when they need it most.”

Peformances for the special include:

  • Kelsea Ballerini – “homecoming queen?”
  • Dierks Bentley – “I Hold On”
  • Kane Brown and John Legend – “Last Time I Say Sorry”
  • Luke Bryan – “Most People Are Good”
  • Brandi Carlile – “The Joke”
  • Eric Church – “Never Break Heart”
  • Luke Combs – “Beautiful Crazy”
  • Sheryl Crow – “I Shall Believe”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “Blessings”
  • Lady Antebellum – “What I’m Leaving For”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Bluebird”
  • Little Big Town – “Next to You”
  • Tim McGraw – “Humble and Kind”
  • Old Dominion (Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen) – “Some People Do”
  • Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker – “Mud On the Tires” and “Wagon Wheel”
  • Thomas Rhett – “Be A Light”
  • Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani – “Nobody But You”
  • Shania Twain – “Honey, I’m Home” and “Man! I Feel Like a Woman”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Drinking Alone”
  • Keith Urban – “Wasted Time”

There will also be a Kenny Rogers Tribute  featuring Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker performing “Lucille” and “The Gambler” and Luke Bryan performing “Coward of The County.” Bobby Bones will introduce the ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund during the telecast. ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, created this fund to assist individuals working in the country music industry who are suffering a financial crisis as a result of the pandemic. Those in need can apply for funds at ACMLiftingLives.org.

ACM Presents: Our Country airs on Sunday, April 5 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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Jeffrey Totey View All

I write about arts and entertainment in the greater Seattle area.

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