Best Performances at the 2024 ACM Awards, Ranked Worst to Best

The 59th annual Academy of Nation Music Awards, held Thursday night time (Could 16) and streamed stay on Amazon’s Prime Video, handed out awards to many artists whose music has had an simple influence over the previous 12 months, however additionally they deftly crammed greater than a dozen performances into the area of two hours — together with breaks within the streaming broadcast. Nonetheless, the night — produced by Dick Clark Productions — felt tightly run, however by no means rushed. And naturally, certainly one of nation music’s {most professional}, entertaining artists, Nation Music Corridor of Famer Reba McEntire, was main the festivities.

In that two-hour span, the ACMs performances highlighted a spread of performers, featured showcase after showcase of latest music, and included a smattering of high-profile pop performers as effectively.

Dua Lipa made a shock look, becoming a member of Chris Stapleton. Put up Malone turned in one of the crucial solidly conventional nation songs of the night time. Nate Smith’s efficiency acquired an added edge due to rocker Avril Lavigne, whereas Kelsea Ballerini teamed with Noah Kahan to mesh their songs “Mountain With a View” and “Stick Season.”

In the meantime, artists together with Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson, Cody Johnson and McEntire all turned in performances of recent materials, whereas Kane Brown opted to honor the late Ray Charles by tackling one of many icon’s classics.

Whereas each efficiency was strong in the course of the night, some stood out greater than others. Right here, we countdown to the highest efficiency of the night in the course of the ACM Awards.

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