In exactly one month from today, April 7th, the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards will announce who the very best country music artists of this past year are. The nominee list for 2012 is stacked with enormous talent--both fresh-faced emerging artists and the classic country artists we have loved from their beginnings.

The anticipation for the winners of "Entertainer of the Year", "Male Vocalist of the Year", "Female Vocalist of the Year", "Vocal Group of the Year" and so many more will keep us guessing until the opening of the envelope.

Just yesterday the first round of performers were announced for this year's broadcast. Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, and the Band Perry are just some of the immensely talented artists who are set to perform at the award show at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Not only will Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton be performing, but they will be co-hosting--a duo worth tuning in to watch.

The excitement of the 48th ACM Awards will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last envelope has been opened and the very last winning artist has been announced. A night awaits full of fabulous Las Vegas glamour, quality entertainment and good old country music we all love. What happens in Vegas doesn't have to stay in Vegas on April 7th.