The ACM Awards are on tonight at 8pm on channel 4 with the reigning Entertainer of he Year, Keith Urban taking on first-time hosting duties.

Things are going to look a lot different tonight, but there will still be a red carpet happening with PEOPLE backstage at the Opry before the show. The pre-show will take place one hour beforehand at 7 PM, Buffalo time.

Some cool things to expect from tonight's 55th Academy of Country Music Awards:

  • Of course, the Academy of Country Music Awards will be in 3 locations the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe.
  • OPENING NUMBER: Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Eric Church, Luke Combs and Luke Bryan will all open the awards with a major performance as they'll be performing a medley of their hits.
  • P!nk will join Keith Urban to do their new duet "One Too Many"
  • Trisha Yearwood will sing and have a moment as she honors those who passed away in country music this year with 'I’ll Carry You Home'.
  • Mickey Guyton will have a major A-list special guest help her sing 'What Are You Going To Tell Her?'
  • Old Dominion will do a medley of their #1 hits.
  • Carrie Underwood will play a medley of her hits.
  • Thomas Rhett + Jon Pardi will duet/Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will duet
  • Leading the nominations this year are Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris each have 5 nominations.

Winners have been announced already: 

  • New Male Vocalist of the Year--Riley Green
  • New Female Vocalist of the Year--Tenille Townes
  • Musical Event of the Year--Miranda Lambert + friends for 'Fooled Around And Fell In Love'.

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