The Academy of Country Music announced that Nash Nights Live co-host Elaina Smith will add her vocal talents to the ACM Awards on April 15.
Elaina will join her Nash Nights Live co-host Shawn Parr as the live voiceover team for the televised awards show.
“We’ve been keeping this secret for what seems like forever now—I’m so excited it’s finally out there,” says Elaina to NCD. “I have been watching the ACM Awards my entire life and it’s a dream come true to be joining the team. Thank you to everyone at Dick Clark Productions for making this a reality. I’m so excited to be doing this with Shawn, and we’ll be bringing all of our behind-the-scenes experiences to the Nash Nights Live audience.”
Check out Elaina’s reaction to the announcement below.
As Elaina makes her debut, 2018 will mark Shawn’s 24th year as an announcer for the ACM Awards.
Hosted by Reba McEntire, the ACM Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS and feature performances by Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, and more.