NASHVILLE NEWS AND NOTES – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016!

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Brett Eldredge, Chris Young and Cassadee Pope are the latest artists to join the performance lineup for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. They join Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Florida Georgia Line, who are already set to take the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Luke and Dierks host the show, which airs live from Las Vegas Sunday April 3, starting at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Carrie Underwood will headline the Friday-night concert at this year’s CMA Music Festival, with Chris Stapleton starting off the second nightly show at Nissan Stadium on June 10. He’ll be followed by Sam Hunt, Eric Church and Hank Williams Jr., who’ll go on right before Carrie. Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Rascal Flatts are set to play the first night of the festival on Thursday, with the talent on subsequent nights to be announced in the coming weeks. Since all the four-day passes to the 2016 edition of CMA Music Festival sold out long before the lineups were announced, no single-day tickets were available to this year’s events.

Tim McGraw wants you to be a part of his performance of “Humble and Kind” at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards. All you need to do is take a picture of yourself holding a sign containing the one word that sums up what the song means to you. Post your photos to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #HumbleAndKindACMs before next Friday, March 25. Then tune in Sunday, April 3 to see if yours is one of the images chosen to be projected behind Tim’s performance during the 51st Annual ACM Awards. The show airs live from Las Vegas at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.