They’re not only happy to be nominated – they’re happy to take the stage and rock out.
Academy of Country Music Award nominees Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban and The Band Perry will be among the performers on the April 6 telecast, PEOPLE can reveal.
Lambert is tied with Tim McGraw for the most ACM nominations this year – seven. Urban has six, while Shelton is among four acts that have five nominations each.
Bryan and Shelton will also be the evening’s cohosts at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, having teamed up in the same roles for last year’s entertaining show.
In addition to his MGM Grand performance and hosting responsibilities, Bryan will rush over to the Mandalay Bay Events Center during the show for a special performance with Florida Georgia Line at the 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam.
The 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards will air April 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. More acts and presenters will be revealed in the coming weeks.