CMA Awards: More Performers Announced

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The 57th Annual CMA Awards are just around the corner, and additional performances have been announced.  

Billed as “Country Music’s Biggest Night,” the CMA Awards are an annual night of celebration and recognition for the best and brightest in the industry. Now in their 57th year, the CMA Awards will take over Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 8th, and will broadcast live on ABC. 

Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning will serve as hosts for the evening and viewers can expect a star-studded lineup of performers and presenters.  


Ten exciting performances have been added to the previously announced lineup. 

On Wednesday (Nov. 1), the Country Music Association announced a second wave of performances, adding to the list that was announced on October 25th.  

Among the highly-anticipated performances, Cody Johnson will perform his heartfelt love song, “The Painter,” Luke Combs will perform his recent single, “Where the Wild Things Are,” and Ashley McBryde will perform “Light On In The Kitchen,” an ode to the lessons passed down from her mother. 


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In addition, the show will feature Jordan Davis performing “Next Thing You Know,” Kelsey Ballerini with “Leave Me Again,” Dan + Shay with “Save Me The Trouble,” and The War & Treaty with “That’s How Love Is Made.” 


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HARDY, Morgan Wallen, and Post Malone have been added to the list of special collaborations. 

The CMA Awards often pair a variety of artists together to create memorable collaborative performances. It was just announced that HARDY, Morgan Wallen, and Post Malone will join forces to perform a special medley of Country Classics at this year’s show. 

In addition to the collaboration above, Morgan Wallen is mysteriously listed for a second performance with a “special guest” who is not yet named. 

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Jimmy Buffett will be honored at the CMA Awards.    

In what will undoubtedly be one of the most special moments of the night, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Mac McAnally, and Zac Brown Band will dedicate a tribute performance to the late Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett died on September 1st of this year after losing a battle with cancer. Prior to his death, Buffett was working on a new album which has since been completed and will be released posthumously on November 3rd – just five days before the tribute at the CMA Awards. Could some of these songs be included in the performance? We can’t wait to find out!  

Be sure to tune in to the CMA Awards on November 8th at 8/7c and check back here for real-time coverage!

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