The Country Music Association has announced the initial lineup of performers for The 56th Annual CMA Awards.
Artists taking the stage for performances this year include American Idol alums Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, and Jimmie Allen; American Idol judge Luke Bryan and The Voice alum Morgan Wallen.
Kelsea Ballerini, HARDY, Marcus King, Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, Lainey Wilson, and Zac Brown Band are also in the lineup.
The broadcast will open with a star-studded tribute to Country Music Hall of Fame member Loretta Lynn. Hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, Country Music’s Biggest Night™ broadcasts live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, WEDNESDAY NOV. 9 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC and available the next day on Hulu.
2020 CMA performances include:
- CMA Awards co-host Luke Bryan will deliver a moving performance of his latest single “Country On.”
- With three nominations this year including CMA Entertainer of the Year, Carrie Underwood will perform her newest single “Hate My Heart.”
- A collaboration from this year’s CMA Single of the Year nominee Kelsea Ballerini, performing her new song “YOU’RE DRUNK, GO HOME” featuring Kelly Clarkson and Carly Pearce.
- Vying for CMA Vocal Group this year, Zac Brown Band will perform their latest single “Out In The Middle,” featuring reigning CMA New Artist of the Year Jimmie Allen and blues guitar phenom Marcus King.
- Receiving his first CMA Entertainer of the Year nod, two-time nominee this year Morgan Wallen will perform his latest single “You Proof.”
- The most-nominated female artist of all time, with three nominations this year including CMA Entertainer of the Year, Miranda Lambert will perform her song “Geraldene” from her CMA Album of the Year-nominated “Palomino.”
- Reigning CMA Female Vocalist and five-time nominee this year Carly Pearce will perform a special song from her most recent album.
- Three-time CMA Awards nominee this year HARDY will be joined by Lainey Wilson, the top nominee this year with six nods, for their powerful duet “wait in the truck.”
Additional performers and presenters for “The 56th Annual CMA Awards” will be announced in the weeks ahead. Stay tuned to CMAawards.com for more details.
Tickets for “The 56th Annual CMA Awards” are on sale today starting at 10:00 a.m. CST through Ticketmaster.