Keith Urban will host 2020 ACM Awards and releases brand new song 'God Whispered Your Name'

27 February 2020, 14:32 | Updated: 27 February 2020, 14:35

By Tom Eames

Keith Urban has had quite the busy day, as he is announced this year's ACM Awards host and unveils a brand new single

Keith Urban will host this year's Academy of Country Music Awards on April 5, taking over from country icon Reba McEntire, who has hosted the event for the last two years.

Meanwhile, he has also released his brand new song 'God Whispered Your Name', which is expected to be taken from a new album.

Listen to it below:

"As if having a new song out today wasn’t enough, I also get to host the ACM Awards in April," Keith said.

"I’ll tell you - this year already feels like the most creative and energized year of my life... and there’s so much more to come. Incredibly grateful - and ready to roll!"

Damon Whiteside, the CEO of the Academy of Country Music, said that he's "thrilled to have our reigning Entertainer of the Year as the centerpiece" for the event.

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"Keith epitomizes greatness in our industry, is beloved by fans and fellow artists, and I can’t think of a better representative to be the face of our Awards show and to help usher in a new era at the Academy," he said.

The 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards will air live on CBS in the US, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, on Sunday, April 5 at 8pm ET.