Today, ABC announced more performers and presenters for Wednesday’s 48th annual CMA Awards. The Doobie Brothers, Hunter Hayes, Jennifer Nettles, Michael McDonald, Cole Swindell have been added to the list of performers. Ashley Monroe will sing with Blake Shelton. Darius Rucker and Lily Aldridge are set to present.
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will co-host the event for the 7th straight year.
Check out the NBC press release below for a full list of performers and presenters. Join WindmillsMusic on Wednesday at 8/7c PM as she live blogs the winners and more.
Additional Performers Added To The CMA Awards Lineup
DOOBIE BROTHERS, HUNTER HAYES, JENNIFER NETTLES, MICHAEL McDONALD, THOMAS RHETT, AND COLE SWINDELL ADDED TO THE STARPACKED LINEUP FOR “THE 48th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” AIRING WEDNESDAY ON ABC
Ashley Monroe Added to Blake Shelton Performance; Super-Model Lily Aldridge and Darius Rucker Join CMA Awards Nominees Lee Brice, Brandy Clark, Brett Eldredge, Martina McBride, and Kip Moore to Present Awards on Country Music’s Biggest Night™
Chris Young to Host Pre-Telecast Awards Ceremonies
“The 48th Annual CMA Awards” is living up to its reputation as Country Music’s Biggest Night™ with the addition of the Doobie Brothers, Hunter Hayes, Jennifer Nettles, Michael McDonald, Thomas Rhett, and Cole Swindell to the performance lineup.
“The 48th Annual CMA Awards,” which is hosted for the seventh time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, airs live WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Ashley Monroe has been added to Blake Shelton’s performance. Superstar performances previously announced include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, George Strait, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. The CMA Awards has a long history of presenting cross-genre duets and 2014 is no exception with Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor performing with Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert respectively.
Presenting trophies during the three-hour gala are super-model Lilly Aldridge, Darius Rucker, and CMA Awards nominees Lee Brice, Brandy Clark, Brett Eldredge, Martina McBride, and Kip Moore. Previously announced presenters include Connie Britton, Garth Brooks, Lucy Hale, Tim Tebow, Steven Tyler, and Trisha Yearwood.
Chris Young will host the Pre-Telecast CMA Awards ceremonies (6:30 PM/CT). Winners for Musical Event, Music Video, and Musician of the Year, as well as the 2014 CMA Broadcast Awards winners for Radio Station and Personality of the Year will be recognized.