‘This Is Us’ Star Chrissy Metz to Perform With Carrie Underwood at ACM Awards
This Is Us star Chrissy Metz will make her ACM Awards debut at the 2019 ACM Awards on Sunday night (April 7), performing a special song with Carrie Underwood and several other top female country acts.
Metz makes her starring feature film debut in the upcoming film Breakthrough, which is set for release on April 17. The faith-based film explores a family's story of adoption, tragedy and redemption, and Metz stars as the outspoken mother. The film allowed to her to fulfill a long-held dream when she recorded a song titled "I'm Standing With You" for the soundtrack, which also features musical offerings from a variety of country artists including Underwood, Lauren Alaina, Mickey Guyton, Darius Rucker, Maddie & Tae and more.
Nashville's Tennessean newspaper reports that Metz will perform "I'm Standing With You" during the live ACM Awards broadcast on Sunday alongside Underwood, Alaina, Maddie & Tae and Guyton.
Metz says she's "always wanted to pursue" music, but lacked an outlet. She has sung a bit as part of her role as Kate Pearson on This Is Us, but she acknowledges it's difficult to get people who are used to seeing a performer in one light to give them a chance in another arena.
"As an actress, you’re not always taken seriously as a singer,” she reflects. “You can’t always cross over, whether it’s drama to comedy or an actress to musician. I can’t even believe it’s happening. I really, really can’t. It’s been a gift on top of a gift.”
The 2019 ACM Awards are set to air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, at 8PM ET on CBS.
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