Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan are among the initial list of performers for this year’s CMA Awards. Offering a mix of first-time nominees, along with reigning CMA Awards winners, artists taking the stage for performances this year also include Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Kelly Clarkson, HARDY, Marcus King, Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson and Zac Brown Band. The broadcast will open with a star-studded tribute to Country Music Hall of Fame legend Loretta Lynn.
CMA Awards co-host and nominee this year, Luke will deliver a moving performance of his latest single “Country On.” With three nominations this year including CMA Entertainer of the Year, Carrie is set to perform her new single “Hate My Heart.”
Additional performers and presents for next months CMA Awards will be announced in the coming days. The 56th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan and NFL great Peyton Manning, will be broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 9th at 8pm ET/7pm CT on ABC.