After Tragedy, Country Music Returns To Vegas With ACMs


The American Idol victor shared the first close-up selfie of her face after her facial injury back in November previous year, reports Entertainment Tonight.

The ACMs will air live on CBS.

Both country stars are set to perform at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards, which will mark something of a comeback for Underwood as her first public appearance after suffering a major injury to her face and wrist previous year.

HOST: Reba McEntire will take the stage for her 15th time as the show's host. She last co-hosted the ceremony with Blake Shelton in 2012.

The said, "I've checked on her through Mike just saying, man, I mean, I know they've had a tough year with all that". The show will reportedly kick off with a tribute to the Route 91 Harvest Festival. This year marks his very first nomination for entertainer of the year, where he will battle Garth Brooks, Urban, both Bryan and Aldean, who has won the honour the past two years.

Expect to see a number of familiar faces presenting like "The Ranch" stars Sam Elliott and Ashton Kutcher, Kiefer Sutherland, "The Talk" host Eve, Olympic Alpine Skier Lindsey Vonn, actress Rebecca Romijn, and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. McEntire is a 16-time ACM award victor, and she's among the singers competing for Female Vocalist of the Year. Osborne also made his producing debut with Midland this year, which makes him a single record of the year nominee as the producer of "Drinkin' Problem".

For Album of the Year, those in the running include Little Big Town for "Breaker", Jon Pardi for "California Sunrise", Chris Stapleton for "From a Room: Volume 1", Old Dominion for "Happy Endings", and Thomas Rhett for "Life Changes". "Yes, I would love to'".

Rhett earned six nominations, Urban and songwriter-producer Shane McAnally are up for five awards, and Lambert and Morris will each compete for four honors.