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JUST IN: Jason Aldean to Honor Toby Keith with Special Performance at 59th ACM Awards

As the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards approaches, the excitement is growing among fans of the genre. This year, the ACM, Prime Video, and Dick Clark Productions are gearing up for a star-studded event that promises to be nothing short of spectacular. Among the highlights of the evening will be a heartfelt tribute to the legendary singer-songwriter Toby Keith, performed by none other than country music superstar Jason Aldean.

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Toby Keith, a towering figure in the world of country music, left an indelible mark on the genre with his powerful voice, poignant lyrics, and undeniable stage presence. With a staggering 14 ACM Awards to his name, including prestigious titles like ACM Entertainer of the Year and multiple wins for Top Male Vocalist, Keith's impact on the industry cannot be overstated.

During the show, Jason Aldean, himself a three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year winner and reigning ACM Artist of the Decade, will take the stage to pay homage to Keith with a special rendition of his iconic hit, "Should've Been a Cowboy." It's a fitting tribute from one country music heavyweight to another, highlighting the timeless appeal of Keith's music and the profound influence he continues to exert on the genre.

Of course, the tribute to Toby Keith is just one of the many highlights of the evening. Hosted by the incomparable Reba McEntire, the 59th ACM Awards will feature an array of performances and collaborations from some of the biggest names in country music and beyond. From Miranda Lambert to Chris Stapleton, Avril Lavigne to Post Malone, the lineup reads like a who's who of contemporary music, promising an unforgettable night of entertainment.

One of the most exciting aspects of this year's ACM Awards is the unprecedented level of access for fans around the world. Thanks to Prime Video, the show will be available to stream live for free across more than 240 countries and territories. Whether you're in Texas or Timbuktu, you're invited to join the Party of the Year and experience the magic of the ACM Awards firsthand. And for those who can't tune in live, fear not – the full rebroadcast will be available on Prime Video, ensuring that no one misses out on the action.

As the countdown to the 59th ACM Awards begins, anticipation is building for what promises to be an unforgettable night of music, celebration, and tribute. From Jason Aldean's heartfelt homage to Toby Keith to the stellar lineup of performances from today's biggest stars, the stage is set for a truly special evening. So mark your calendars, gather your friends, and get ready to witness history in the making at the Party of the Year.

The ACM Awards will be free to stream live exclusively from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas on Thursday, May 16 at 8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT / 5 p.m. PDT.


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