TAMPA, Fla. — Social distancing is necessary. It's also uncomfortable. But, if we do it right, medical experts say we'll save lives.
In the meantime, many people are feeling a sense of loneliness. For some, listening to or playing music at home has taken the place of going to concerts.
Now, some of country music's biggest names are bringing performances right into people's living rooms.
A star-studded lineup has been arranged for "ACM Presents: Our Country." It's a two-hour special that will feature intimate conversations, at-home acoustic performances and clips from the Academy of Country Music Awards’ 55-year history.
Performers will include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown and John Legend, Luke Bryan, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.
The broadcast will also honor 10-time ACM Award winner Kenny Rogers, who recently died at 81.
The special will be shown from 8 to 10 p.m. ET on April 5. You can watch it on CBS and CBS All Access.
"It will be a night filled with entertainment, hope and reflection, bringing the healing power of music to Americans at a time when they need it most," CBS wrote in a statement.
The night of music and conversation will fill the time slot previously reserved for the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards, which will now be shown at 8 p.m. ET on Sept. 16. That event, which is being hosted by Keith Urban, will also be broadcast on CBS and streamed live on CBS All Access.
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