Kenny is also set to perform during the telecast with longtime friend and soon-to-be tour partner Tim McGraw. The dynamic pair are headed out this summer for the 20-stadium Brothers of the Sun tour. The trek kicks off June 2 in Tampa, Fla., and has already sold more than 600,000 tickets. Joining Kenny and Tim on the bill will be Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and Jake Owen.
In addition to being a million-seller, Kenny's most recent album spawned a total of four No. 1 singles, 'The Boys of Fall, 'Somewhere With You,' 'Live a Little,' and 'Reality,' while 'You and Tequila' hit No. 3 on the chart and scored a Grammy nod. The album was also Kenny's sixth chart-topper on the multi-genre Billboard 200.
Kenny can currently be heard on the Lionel Richie album, 'Tuskegee,' singing 'My Love' with the legendary singer-songwriter. The Tennessee native revealed that he pursued Lionel for the project by "drunk-dialing" him and singing to him over the phone.
The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1 at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.