The Academy of Country Music Awards celebrates their 50th anniversary this weekend, and they're going for the gold!
Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan are the hosts of the first live awards show broadcast from a football stadium. The event has taken over the AT&T stadium near Dallas and hopes to break a Guinness Book for World Records for the most-attended awards show in history.
To do so, they're pulling out all the stops, along with a big wad a money. Academy of Country Music CEO Bob Romeo said the show is tracking a budget that's four times what it cost in previous years to produce the show from Las Vegas.
To put in perspective, they had a massive stage in Las Vegas the last few years. This year, they have two stages that size under rigging that soars 350 feet int he air. It takes a worker 30 minutes to climb up to the top. Let's hope they don't forget to take their tools with them!
Performers announced for the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards include: Jason Aldean, Christina Aguilera (surprise duet), Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn (Reunion for first televised performance together since 2010), Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts and Nick Jonas with Dan + Shay.
INSIDE EDITION will be in the middle of it all, so be sure to check us out for the action you won't see on TV.