The Country Music Association has announced that performers at this year’s 54th Annual CMA Awards will include Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Combs and hosts Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker.
Twice-nominated Church will perform his song “Hell of a View” while Combs, who has no fewer than six nominations, will sing “Long Live.” McEntire is due to reprise her guest role with Rhett on “Be A Light,” along with Chris Tomlin and Lady A’s Hillary Scott, and and to duet with Rucker. He, in turn, is also slated to perform his current hit “Beers and Sunshine” with the help of all of Lady A.
Other highlights will include Gabby Barrett singing her CMA Single of the Year-nominated “I Hope” with Charlie Puth; Lambert’s “Settling Down,” from her Wildcard album, which is nominated for Album of the Year; and Ashley McBryde’s “One Night Standards,” from her Never Will album, also shorlisted for Album of the Year, one of her three nods.
Morris, who has five nominations, will sing her massive hit “The Bones,” while Florida Georgia Line will present “Long Live” and Rascal Flatts are due to do “Bless the Broken Road.” The awards will take place with all the artists safely installed in one room, and will be broadcast in the US live from Music City Center in Nashville on November 11, from 8pm-11pm ET on ABC.
“We are thrilled to have this incredible group of artists taking the stage at the CMA Awards this year! It is a privilege to bring these live performances to our viewing audience with the energy and excitement that the CMA Awards are known for,” says CMA chief executive officer Sarah Trahern.
“And although the show will feel a bit more intimate this year, we look forward to hosting our nominated artists and their guests as we celebrate the best of country music in a fully safe and physically distant environment. It will be an honor to bring the biggest country stars in the world together – in one room – for the first time this year. You won’t want to miss it!”