Keith Urban Named Host of 2020 ACM Awards

Keith Urban announced as host of ACM Awards
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The Academy of Country Music (ACM) announced Thursday morning (Feb. 27) that Keith Urban will be the new host of the 55th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5.

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The reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award-winner follows in the footsteps of previous hosts that include, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and most recently Reba McEntire.

“As if having a new song out today wasn’t enough, I also get to host the ACM Awards in April,” said Keith. “I’ll tell you – this year already feels like the most creative and energized year of my life… and there’s so much more to come. Incredibly grateful – and ready to roll!”

It’s a big day for Keith, who also released his first new song of 2020, “God Whispered Your Name.” On Instagram, Keith revealed in a video that this song is the first of a “bunch of new music that is coming out, very soon”

You can check out Keith’s new song below.

Catch the ACM’s when they air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on  Sunday, April 5 at 8:00 ET on CBS .