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This year’s ACM Awards are headed back in time, to pay tribute to the year 1993.

Just days before the show, the Academy of Country Music Announced the 53rd annual event will feature the first-ever ACM Flashbacks: Toby Keith and Blake Shelton will perform “Shoulda Been a Cowboy,” Alan Jackson and Jon Pardi will float down the “Chattahoochie,” while host Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson will square off in the classic duet, “Does He Love You.”

That’s just the beginning of the superstar collaborations. Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina will do their chart-topping “What Ifs,” with pop star Julia Michaels joining Keith Urban for his new song, “Coming Home.” They’re all in addition to Florida Georgia Line’s previously-announced collaboration with Bebe Rexha on their crossover smash, “Meant to Be.”

Dan + Shay, Darius Rucker, and Chris Young will also take the stage at MGM Grand Garden Arena, along with Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Midland, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, and Brett Young.

In addition to a full slate of performances, the Academy also has plenty of trophies to hand out. David Boreanaz, Drew Brees, AJ Buckley, Cam, Sam Elliot, Eve, Ashton Kutcher, Dustin Lynch, Nancy O’Dell, Rebecca Romijn, Max Thierot and Lindsey Vonn will help with the task.

You can tune in for all the action this Sunday, starting at 8 p.m. ET, when the 53rd ACM Awards air live from Las Vegas on CBS.

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