Randy Travis To Present At The ACM Awards

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In just two days, country music’s brightest stars and some of the genre’s biggest legends will flock to Frisco, Texas to attend the 2024 ACM Awards.

The show will take place on Thursday, May 16, and will be hosted by Reba McEntire. The show will be able to be streamed live on Amazon Prime Video simultaneously across US time zones. It will start at 8 PM Eastern/7 PM Central / 6 PM Mountain / 5 PM Pacific. Additionally, the show can be viewed on the Amazon Music Channel on Twitch.

Reba McEntire hosting this year’s ACM Awards. (ACM- Academy of Country Music / Facebook)

The 2024 ACM Awards will be star-studded.

Not only is Reba McEntire hosting for the 17th time, she is also performing her brand-new song, “I Can’t,” which she debuted on The Voice on May 7. There will also be performances from Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Jelly Roll, Miranda Lambert, Cody Johnson, Lainey Wilson, Post Malone, Chris Stapleton, as well as some incredible collaboration between Kelsea Ballerini and Noah Kahan, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, and Nate Smith and Avril Lavigne.

Not only are the performers some big names, the presenters are too!

The most decorated group in ACM Awards history, Alabama, will be on hand to present. They sure know a thing or two about winning with 22 ACM Awards to their name. Other presenters include Charley Pride’s son, Dion, and widow, Rozene, Clay Walker, Ashley McBryde, Sara Evans, BRELAND, Little Big Town, Jordan Davis, Richard Sherman, Charissa Thompson, Noah Reid, and the legendary Randy Travis.

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Travis’s name has been in the headlines recently due to him releasing his first new song in over a decade and his first since he suffered a debilitating stroke in 2013.

On May 1, Travis posted a video announcing his return to country music with a song titled “Where That Came From.”

It’s been a while since my last new recording, but I’m excited to share that this Friday, May 3, I will be releasing my first brand new studio recording in more than a decade, ‘Where That Came From,’” Travis said.

Leading up to the song’s release, Travis played his new song for some close friends and artists including Clay Walker, Cody Johnson, Josh Turner, and Lainey Wilson, and they all could not believe their ears.

After Travis’s stroke in 2013, there was very little chance that he would ever sing again, so when these artists, friends, and his family heard his signature baritone voice on a new song, they became incredibly emotional.

For years, the public has known that Travis has limited speech, so when it was teased that he had a new song, many speculated that Artificial Intelligence was hard at work here. In an interview that aired May 5, Marner Music Nashville’s co-chair and president, Chris Lacy, confirmed to CBS Sunday Morning that AI was used in producing this song.

“There’s just so much chatter about all the negative sides of AI. We started with this concept of, ‘What would AI … look like for us?’ And the first thing that came to mind [was] we would give Randy Travis his voice back,” he said.

They used Travis’ vocals from past recordings, plus a “specially-designed AI program overlayed” to create this new song.

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We’re sure his appearance at the ACM Awards will garner a standing ovation! We can’t wait to see him there. 

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