2020 CMA Awards Performs Include Gabby Barrett and Charlie Puth

(ABC/Image Group LA) GABBY BARRETT, CADE FOEHNER

The Country Music Association today announced the first round of performers for The 54th Annual CMA Awards.

Hosts Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker will take the stage together for an emotional, groundbreaking tribute performance. Rucker will also take the stage with Lady A.

Additional performances include Gabby Barrett featuring Charlie Puth, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris, Rascal Flatts and Thomas Rhett featuring McEntire, Hillary Scott and Chris Tomlin.

The 54th Annual CMA Awards will mark the first time the biggest names in country music will come together—safely, all in one room—this year. The CMAs will broadcast live from Nashville’s Music City Center, Wednesday November 11 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

Gabby Barrett and Charlie Puth will perform the “I Hope” remix

Two-time CMA Awards nominee this year Barrett will be joined by Puth, making his CMA Awards debut to perform Barrett’s CMA Single of the Year-nominated, “I Hope.” Two-time nominee this year Thomas Rhett performs his CMA Musical Event of the Year-nominated, “Be A Light,” alongside McEntire, Scott and Tomlin. McEntire will also be joined by Rucker for a show-stopping collaboration, while Rucker enlists nominees Lady A to perform his new single “Beers & Sunshine.”

With two nominations this year, Church will perform “Hell of a View,” while six-time nominated Combs will perform “Cold As You.” Nominees Florida Georgia Line will perform “Long Live,” while Lambert, this year’s top nominee with seven nominations, will perform “Settling Down” from her CMA Album of the Year-nominated album “Wildcard.” Reigning CMA New Artist of the Year and three-time nominee this year McBryde will perform “One Night Standards” from her CMA Album of the Year-nominated album “Never Will.” Morris, a five-time nominee this year, will perform her CMA Single and Song of the Year-nominated “The Bones.” And nominees Rascal Flatts will take the stage to perform “Bless the Broken Road.”

Additional performers and presenters will be revealed soon

“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!”

 

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10 Comments

  1. This is wonderful news for Gabby. Of all the country award shows, the CMAs are considered the most meaningful. It’s a honor for her to have a performance slot.

  2. I just listened to his performances and didn’t remember that he really was not a very good singer. IMO, his only appeal is his hair. If he cuts it short like Bo Bice, he would not be very attractive (like Bice). So yes, I think he will remain in the background.

  3. I see nothing appealing about him and in fact think he’s quite strange looking.

  4. I don’t know what’s sad about it. I have no particular love for Gabby, and even less for Cade, but being a backing musician in his wife’s band is nothing to be ashamed of. He has an actual job to do, and as far as I can tell he does it perfectly well. It gives them a chance to be together when she tours – whenever that will finally be possible again – which will be especially helpful once there’s the baby in the mix as well. Would it be less sad if he were the more successful of the two, and Gabby was a backup singer for him? Would the fact that the woman would be in the supportive role make it better?

  5. I’m not sure why you think that’s the way it went down. Cade is a musician, and he has a job playing music that many musicians would love to have. It’s a tough, tough business. The odds were against even one of them achieving the success Gabby has thus far, much less both of them. Cade isn’t playing in bars and getting paid in beers. He isn’t waiting tables or making frappuccinos or asking if you want fries with that while looking for opportunities to play music. Yeah, he’d probably prefer being the one out in front, but I’m assuming it’s his choice to play in Gabby’s band instead of striking out on his own. It’s an arrangement that makes sense for both of them.

  6. That is pretty much the way I see it. Not a fan of Cade (was at one time but not now). But playing for Gabby seems a better deal than playing rock for 100 people in a bar. National tv show performances and probably pretty good touring gigs when Gabby can hit the road again. Nothing wrong with being in someone’s band. If they are successful, and not playing just to make ends meet, it is even better and more exposure. Besides you can have a very lucrative and high profile career and there will still be someone to come along to say you have not made it and you are a failure blah blah blah, lol. The goal posts are moved and standards different depending on who it is or who someone likes. So you may as well do what you want.

  7. I found it very confusing that he made the top 10, never mind the top 40 or whatever they had that year, but that’s me.

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