The Academy of Country Music released a second round of performer names that will take the stage at the 50th ACM Awards

By Jacqueline Andriakos
Updated March 30, 2015 09:00 AM
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If this year’s ACM Awards performers lineup hasn’t already knocked the boots off country fans everywhere, it just got even better.

On Monday, the Academy of Country Music announced a second crop of artists slated to perform at the 2015 awards ceremony, including more country veterans – and a few surprises!

Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and Rascal Flatts have been added the lengthy list of performers at the 50th ACM celebration on April 19. Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn of duo Brooks & Dunn will also make an appearance in honor of the Academy’s golden anniversary.

The night will also feature a couple of special duets, including a performance by “Jealous” artist Nick Jonas and vocal duo of the year nominee Dan and Shay.

And is pop diva Christina Aguilera swapping her heels for a pair of cowboy boots?

The Academy announced that the “Beautiful” crooner will join a surprise artist for a special duet.

But this wouldn’t be the first time the songstress is blending her pop world with a country gig. Aguilera will play a superstar trying to debut a country album in a three-episode arc of ABC’s Nashville. (Catch her first episode April 15.)

The second round of names will join an already star-studded lineup of country artists, including newly married Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire and George Strait.

And the list doesn’t stop there.

The show will once again be co-hosted by dynamic duo (and entertainer of the year nominees) Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton. Both are also scheduled to perform during the evening.

The ACM Awards air live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday, April 19, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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