Watch performances from Wednesday night’s 2022 CMA Awards. The event broadcast on ABC live from Nashville. American Idol judge Luke Bryan and former NFL player Peyton Manning served as co-hosts.
Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan all performed on the CMAs stage. Jimmie Allen bowed out a few hours before showtime due to illness, otherwise he was set to perform with Zac Brown Band and Marcus King.
Check out all the winners HERE.
Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Reba McEntire pay tribute to Loretta Lynn
The CMAs opened with Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Reba McEntire paying tribute to the late country icon, Loretta Lynn. A little later in the show, Carrie sang her new single, “Hate My Heart.”
Kelsea Ballerini, Kelly Clarkson & Carly Pearce sing “You’re Drunk, Go Home”
Kelly Clarkson joined Kelsea Ballerini and Carly Pearce to sing the light-hearted tune, “You’re Drunk, Go Home.” The song is from Kelsea’s Subject to Change album.
Host Luke Bryan sings his hit “Country On”
The American Idol judge, Luke Bryan, took a break from co-hosting with Peyton Manning to perform his hit “Country On.”
Thomas Rhett and Katy Perry Perform “Where We Started”
American Idol judge Katy Perry and country star Thomas Rhett performed their duet “Where We Started.” The song is the title track from Rhett’s 6th studio album.
2022 CMA Awards Photo Gallery
The photo gallery below includes American Idol season 9 alum and actress Katie Stevens debuting her baby bump (!!!), Carrie Underwood, and The Voice’s Morgan Wallen. Valerie Ponzio is from The Voice season 12. Kat & Alex auditioned for American Idol season 16, The Voice season 4 winner Danielle Bradbery and America’s Got Talent finalists, Chapel Hart also attended.
American Idol judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will kick off the Nashville judges auditions TOMORROW! How convenient!