The stars, including Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini and Miranda Lambert, will be out for the Country Music Association award show.

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‘53rd Academy of Country Music Awards’

The Academy of Country Music bills its event as “Country Music’s Party of the Year,” gathering Nashville’s stars in Las Vegas for the event hosted for the 15th time by Reba McEntire, who’s also nominated in the Female Vocalist of the Year category; nominees include Chris Stapleton with eight nominations, Thomas Rhett with six, Keith Urban and songwriter Shane McAnally each up in five categories and Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris each nominated for four awards. Scheduled performers include Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and Florida Georgia Line; 8 p.m. Sunday on KIRO.

Also on Sunday

“Legends & Lies: The Civil War,” 5 p.m. (FOXNEWS): Former slave Frederick Douglass pushes Abraham Lincoln to free his people; Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation after the Battle of Antietam; repeats at 7 p.m.

“Little Big Shots,” 8 p.m. (KING): An 8-year-old magician; a young historian; a soulful singer from Canada; a “Beauty and the Beast” super fan; a 5-year-old basketball sportscaster; a young opera singer.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” 8:30 p.m. (KCPQ): Jake and Charles get tied up in a pyramid scheme; Jake invites his newly discovered half sister to stay with him but realizes she’s a nightmare.

“The Walking Dead,” 9 p.m. (AMC): Season-eight finale; the communities join forces in the last stand against the Saviors as all-out war unfolds.

“Aerial Africa,” 9 p.m. (SMITHSONIAN): A flight over Botswana showcases the country’s wildlife reserves, ancient rock formations and hidden treasures.

“Here and Now,” 9 p.m. (HBO): Season one finale; Ramon goes missing after a family incident; a cataclysmic event shakes the family.

“Southern Charm New Orleans,” 9 p.m. (BRAVO): Series premiere; a tight-knit group struts its stuff at Mardi Gras; secrets are revealed during a birthday party, stealing the spotlight from the guest of honor.

“Timeless,” 10 p.m. (KING): Wyatt and Rufus are forced to bring a 17-year-old John F. Kennedy with them to the present, where he escapes to San Francisco; the team must rescue him and return him to the past.

Madeline McKenzie: mmckenzie@seattletimes.com. Program times may vary depending on your cable provider or service.