Alan Jackson Will Perform During The 2023 CMA Awards

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Alan Jackson Announced As Performer At The Upcoming 57th CMA Awards On November 8

Alan Jackson fans, get ready, because he’s returning to perform at the 2023 CMA Awards!

Jackson has been a mainstay performer on the CMA Awards in the past. He’s also a three-time recipient of the CMA’s coveted Entertainer of the Year Award.

Last year (2022), Jackson was honored as the recipient of The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, and Lainey Wilson performed a tribute in his honor. Jackson ended the performance with his lively hit, “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow.”

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Second Batch Of Performers Named For 2023 CMA Awards

On Wednesday (November 1), the CMA named the second batch of artists performing at the 2023 CMA Awards. These performers include:

Ashley McBryde

Cody Johnson

Jordan Davis

Kelsea Ballerini

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen with Special Guest

Dan + Shay

The War and Treaty

HARDY, Morgan Wallen, and Post Malone

Previously announced performers include Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson, Chris Stapleton, Tanya Tucker, Carly Pearce, Luke Bryan, and more.


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Alan Jackson Will Perform A Tribute To Jimmy Buffett With Other Artists During The Ceremony

As for Jackson, he will participate in a tribute to his late friend Jimmy Buffett. Buffett passed away on September 1 at the age of 76.

Jackson and Buffett worked together many times over the years, most notably on the #1 hit “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.” The song won a CMA Award for Vocal Event of the Year, marking the first time Buffett ever won an award in his decades-long career.

After Buffett died, Jackson paid tribute to him in a heartfelt post on social media. He shared lyrics from another one of his and Buffett’s collaborations, “Boats to Build.”


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Jackson will join other friends of Buffett’s for the tribute during the CMA Awards. Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, and Mac McAnally will all participate in the tribute.

McAnally played in Buffett’s Coral Reefers Band for years. Zac Brown Band worked on the song “Knee Deep” with Buffett in 2011. Chesney and Buffett worked together many times, and once collaborated on Buffett’s “Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season.”

Alan Jackson will join other artists for Jimmy Buffett tribute during the 2023 CMA Awards
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The CMA picked the perfect group of artists to honor Buffett, no doubt about it. Their performance is sure to be one of the highlights of the ceremony on November 8.

In the meantime, head below to watch Chesney and Jackson sing Hank Williams‘ “Hey Good Lookin'” with Buffett years ago. Clint Black, Toby Keith, and George Strait also jumped in on the fun!

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