CMA Awards Announce First Round Of Performers

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The Country Music Association Awards will take place on Wednesday, November 8th and on Wednesday (Oct. 25), they announced who will be performing at the award show.

The 57th Annual CMA Awards will be hosted by none other than Luke Bryan and NFL legend Payton Manning, and will take place at Bridgestone Arena.


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It is, of course, an awards show, so who is nominated? We’ll tell you!

Lainey Wilson, the reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, leads the pack with a whopping nine nominations. Jelly Roll is not far being with five nominations, while both Luke Combs and HARDY each have four. Jordan Davis, Ashley McBryde, Chris Stapleton and Morgan Wallen each have three nods.

Five artists earned their first-ever nominations! On top of that, Jo Dee Messina sees her name in the mix for the first time in 21 years thanks to her collaboration with Cole Swindell for “She Had Me At Heads Carolina.”

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The nominations have been out for some time, but the real question was, who is going to grace the stage? The CMAs are notorious for having some of the best live performances, so expectations are high!

Who will be performing at the 57th CMA Awards?

Jelly Roll will be opening the show with his mega-hit “Need A Favor.” He will also take the stage again with K. Michelle for a cover of The Judds’ iconic song “Love Can Build A Bridge.” Jelly Roll, K. Michelle, and the Fisk Jubilee Singers recorded “Love Can Build a Bridge” for the tribute album A Tribute to The Judds, which is set for release on Friday, October 27.


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Five-time Group of the Year winner Old Dominion and newcomer Megan Maroney will join forces to perform “Can’t Break Up Now,” while Carly Pearce and Chris Stapleton will perform their duet “We Don’t Fight Anymore” live for the first time together. Country Music Hall of Famer Tanya Tucker and Little Big Town are slated to perform Tucker’s song “Delta Dawn.”

Since she is the most-nominated of the night, it only makes sense that Lainey Wilson perform as well! She will be singing a very personal song titled “Wildflowers and Wild Horses.”

Chris Stapleton will return to the stage to perform his latest single, “White Horse,” his first single of his upcoming album Higher, and host Luke Bryan will be performing a medley of his number one hits. Spoiler alert: he has 30 of them!

All in all, the 57th CMA Awards should be an exciting night with plenty of incredible performances! Remember, this is just the first round of performers! More will be announced later!

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