It's unclear where the gold pin initiative started, but each number carries its own significance: 851 is for the 851 people injured during the shooting on October 1 at the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nev.; 58 is for the 58 people who were killed during the tragedy; and 1 represents unity. For Young's performance, he is singing the song "Mercy".
The show will feature top crossover collaborations between Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, whose hit duet "Meant to Be" has dominated the country airwaves, as well as Keith Urban and Julia Michaels' new song, "Coming Home", which is based on a Merle Haggard guitar riff.More news: Former First lady Barbara Bush 'in failing health'
Carrie Underwood also is nominated for the 13th time in the category, which she won in 2006, 2007 and 2008. She sustained a broken wrist and multiple cuts and bruises, requiring between 40 and 50 stitches. Mike is Underwood's husband.
Largely keeping her face hidden on social media posts and steering clear of the spotlight since the accident, Underwood told alarmed fans at the time that she may look "a bit different" because of the injury.
A 13-time ACM Award victor, Underwood will perform the world television premiere of her new single "Cry Pretty" on Sunday's show.More news: Pro-Assad official: Targeted bases were evacuated on Russian warning
He said, "This is our first kind of big get together as the country music community comes back to Vegas". "I definitely feel more like myself than I have in a while".
LoCash took their skills to the Big Apple, where they performed on the Today Show. Aldean just released a new music video for his song, "You Make It Easy", which was shown in a movie format. In addition to those tribute performances, there will be a performance by Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina of their song "What Ifs", which is up for Vocal Event of the Year. Additional performers include Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney, and Miranda Lambert.More news: GC2018: Scotland's Callum collapses in closing stages of today's marathon