The 48th ACM Awards Swiftlist: What you need to know tonight!

(Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
(Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

Drop everything now, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s hoping the Princess in Red has fun tonight regardless of wins or losses, we’re getting nervous as we get closer to the hour.

The Blonde With The Sparkly (Red) Guitar is up for five nominations for the 48th ACM Awards this Sunday, April 7:

  • Entertainer of the Year the only one you can vote for at VoteACM.com
  • Female Vocalist of the Year
  • Album of the Year for RED (counts twice as both Artist and Producer).
  • Video of the Year for We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.

The RED ahem… the red carpet will be visible online at ACMsocialsplash.com announced to start at 3pm Pacific Time – that’s 6pm Eastern Time.

Did you know that this time around, Kevin McGuire (who was supposed to be his date last year) will be at the show? Yes! According to The Boot and Kevin’s Facebook page, he is healthy enough to travel and he and his family were invited to attend by the president of the awards show. No idea if he will be sitting with his family or the Princess in Red.

The Sparkly Dressed is scheduled to perform. Besides the announced collab of Highway Don’t Care with Tim McGraw and also featuring Keith Urban, I was expecting one solo performer but… The Agency is not in Las Vegas. I was hoping for an acoustic performance, but actually Taylor herself just confirmed she’s only appearing on stage once, with Tim and Keith.

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Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan are hosting the ceremony from the MGM Grant in Las Vegas Nevada. With the potential of jokes and one liners, there’s a chance the Enchantress might have to take one for the team. I’m not overly concerned, Blake has shown to be on T-Swizzle’s side (he even stated to claim Taylor Swift for country music in an episode of The Voice this season). He lightly warned Luke about making jokes about the Queen of Sparks.

“I would tell him to be prepared for the onslaught of hatred that will come from Taylor Swift’s fan base if you say any sort of a joke or if she’s any part of a punch line in the monologue,” Blake said referring to Luke, according to the Huffington Post. “By the way, you’re getting all those jokes this year.”

Take a look at a promo featuring ACM hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan:

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Here’s the Sparkly Dressed answering a fan question during ACM rehearsals:

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Remember to vote for the 48th ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year. Taylor Swift is nominated! Vote at VoteACM.com.The Queen of Sparks is performing when the show airs live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 7 at 8pm Eastern Time and will be tape delayed for Pacific Time.

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • 48th ACM AwardsApril 7: The 48th ACM Awards air from Las Vegas, Nevada at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. Taylor is up forEntertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for RED (Artist), Album of the Year for RED (Producer), Video of the Year for We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. Taylor has been announced as a performer.
  • April 8: ACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets on sale on Ticketmaster.
  • April 10: The Red Tour at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. On sale now. More information on Ticketmaster.

(Sources: 48th ACM AwardsVoteACM.comHuffington PostThe BootFacebook)