Carrie Underwood shares another distant photo of face ahead of ACM Awards

ACM Awards 2017 Red Carpet Arrivals

ACM Awards 2017 Red Carpet Arrivals

The song feels especially meaningful, Bryan said, in the wake of the devastating Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting in Las Vegas last October.

The singer, 35, confirmed she would be performing on Sunday's ACM Awards with a photo of herself during rehearsals.

Chris Stapleton, who earned his first entertainer of the year nod, is the top nominee with eight.

Ashley says when it comes to Female Vocalist of the Year, who knows.

He's closely followed by future Rupp Arena visitor Thomas Rhett, who has six nominations and helped facilitate one of the other Kentucky nominations: Nicholasville's TK McKamy for video of the year with Rhett's "Marry Me". She had an accident in November and hasn't performed since.

"Carrie has had a rough time this year and I'm really excited to hear her new music that she's been recording", the "Fancy" singer told the local news outlet. The track's producer, Scott Hendricks, also is an Oklahoma native.

Dan and Shay are nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year for the fifth year in a row at this event, though they have yet to win an ACM Award in any category. Spoiler alert: she looks as gorgeous as ever.

Watch our Facebook and Twitter for updates during the show Sunday night, and we'll total up how many honors Bluegrass State artists take home.

According to CMT.com, ACM Awards published on March 7 that the performers listed are Jason Aldean, Bebe Rexha, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Kane Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town, Jon Pardi and many more.

Lauren Alaina has already been announced as a victor at the ACM Awards, as Best New Female Vocalist of the Year.

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. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important.

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