Keith Urban, P!NK, Eric Church, Luke Combs and hosts Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton and Carrie Underwood highlight the first group of announced performers for the 53rd Annual CMA Awards.
“Country Music’s Biggest Night!” will air live on 9GEM in Australia on Thursday November 14.
Nine-time CMA Awards winner Parton will welcome for KING & COUNTRY and Williams to the CMA Awards stage for the first time ever to perform an inspirational gospel medley of ‘God Only Knows,’ ‘There Was Jesus,’ and Parton’s not-yet-released new song ‘Faith.’
Chris Stapleton, a three-time nominee this year, will join P!NK to perform their duet, ‘Love Me Anyway.’
With three nominations this year, Eric Church will perform his hit ‘Some Of It,’ from his CMA Album of the Year nominated album Desperate Man.
Luke Combs, the reigning CMA New Artist of the Year and three-time nominee this year, will take the stage performing fan favourite ‘Beer Never Broke My Heart.’
Check out ‘Beer Never Broke My Heart’ by Luke Combs
In addition to her guest host appearance, McEntire, a six-time CMA Awards winner, will perform her classic hit, ‘Fancy.’
Reba McEntire last performed the song at the CMA Awards in 2016 as part of a multi-artist medley, opening the 50th anniversary ceremony.
Miranda Lambert, nominated for CMA Female Vocalist of the Year this year, will bring her rising new single ‘It All Comes Out In The Wash’ to the CMA Awards stage.
While Maren Morris, who recently announced she is expecting her first child next year, will perform her three-time nominated hit, ‘GIRL.’
Morris is the top nominated artist this year with six total nominations.
Host and reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Underwood, also a three-time nominee this year, is set to perform ‘Drinking Alone’ from her CMA Album of the Year nominated album Cry Pretty, and reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and two-time nominee this year, Urban will perform his hit, ‘We Were.’
He recently re-released the song with additional vocals from Eric Church.
Additional performers and presenters will be revealed in the coming weeks.