The CMA Awards are set for Wednesday, November 9!
The Country Music Association has revealed performers for The 56th Annual CMA Awards. Artists taking the stage on Country Music’s Biggest Night will be Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, HARDY, Marcus King, Miranda Lambert, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson, and Zac Brown Band.
Bryan will deliver a moving performance of his latest single Country On. The most-nominated female artist of all time, with three nominations this year, Lambert will perform her song Geraldene from her CMA ‘Album of the Year’-nominated Palomino.
Reigning CMA Female Vocalist and five-time nominee this year Pearce will perform a special song from her most recent album. With three nominations this year including CMA ‘Entertainer of the Year’, Underwood will perform Hate My Heart. Receiving his first CMA ‘Entertainer of the Year’ nod, two-time nominee this year Wallen will perform his latest single You Proof.
CMA ‘Single of the Year’ nominee Ballerini will perform her new song You're Drunk, Go Home featuring Clarkson and Pearce. Three-time CMA Awards nominee this year HARDY will be joined by Wilson, the top nominee this year with six nods, for their powerful duet wait in the truck. Vying for CMA ‘Vocal Group’ this year, Zac Brown Band will perform their latest single Out In The Middle, featuring reigning CMA ‘New Artist of the Year’ Allen and blues guitar phenom King.
Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, Luke Combs, Caylee Hammack, Cody Johnson, Elle King, Patty Loveless, Ashley McBryde, Reba McEntire, John Osborne, Pillbox Patti, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, The Black Keys, The War And Treaty, Thomas Rhett and Katy Perry will also perform.
Combs, reigning ‘CMA Entertainer of the Year’ and three-time nominee this year is again nominated for the night’s highest honour, and will bring his latest single, The Kind of Love We Make to the CMA Awards stage. Four-time nominee Johnson is set to perform his gripping single ’Til You Can’t, while Elle King will be joined by The Black Keys for a rousing rendition of Great Balls Of Fire in honour of recent Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Lee Lewis, who passed away last month.
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Reigning CMA ‘Vocal Duo of the Year’ and nominee this year, Brothers Osborne will take the stage alongside The War and Treaty for a not-to-be-missed collaboration of It’s Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It). McBryde, a five-time CMA Awards nominee this year, will be joined by Clark, Hammack, Pillbox Patti and Osborne for a powerful performance of the Linda Ronstadt classic When Will I Be Loved.
Six-time CMA Award winner and Country Music Hall of Fame member McEntire will take the stage for a special performance. Two-time CMA Awards winner Rhett and Perry will team up to perform their recently released collaboration, Where We Started, while Swindell is set to perform his Jo Dee Messina-inspired hit She Had Me At Heads Carolina.
Also taking the CMA Awards stage is five-time CMA Awards nominee this year Stapleton joined by five-time CMA Awards winner and Country Music legend Loveless for a showstopping performance of You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive.
Hosted by Luke Bryan and NFL Hall of Famer Peyton Manning, the November 9 show at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville will open with an all-star tribute to late country legend Loretta Lynn, who died on October 4 at age 90. The CMA Awards will also include recognition of country music legend Alan Jackson, who will receive the 2022 ‘Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award’. See the list of nominees here.
Presenters for the 56th Annual CMA Awards will be revealed later this week.