More 2021 CMA Awards Performers: Gabby Barrett, Jennifer Hudson

The Country Music Association has announced even more performers for The 55th Annual CMA Awards.

Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley featuring BRELAND and HARDY, Luke Bryan, Jennifer Hudson, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, and Zac Brown Band will be front and center on the CMA Awards stage. Hosted by  “American Idol” judge Bryan, The 55th Annual CMA Awards will broadcast LIVE from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

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Gabby Barrett, an American Idol alum and four-time CMA Awards nominee this year \performs her chart-topping hit “The Good Ones.” Three-time CMA Awards winner and two-time nominee this year, Dierks Bentley welcomes collaborators; tour mate and platinum artist/songwriter BRELAND and CMA New Artist of the Year nominee this year HARDY for their laidback single “Beers On Me.” Two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year winner and nominee this year in the CMA Musical Event of the Year category, Luke Bryan performs his new single “Up.”

Jennifer Hudson, an American Idol alum, actress and star of the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, will perform on the CMA Awards stage for the first time. Two-time CMA Awards winner and a nominee this year in the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year category, Thomas Rhett performs his chart-topping single “Country Again.” Twelve-time CMA Awards winner Keith Urban performs his new single “Wild Hearts,” and CMA Award-winning group Zac Brown Band, nominated this year in the CMA Vocal Group of the Year category, takes the CMA Awards stage to perform their unifying song “Same Boat.”  

Barrett, Bentley featuring BRELAND and HARDY, Bryan, Hudson, Thomas Rhett, Urban, and Zac Brown Band join previously announced performers Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, Jimmie Allen, Brothers Osborne, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton featuring Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, and Chris Young and Kane Brown for this year’s show.

The Country Music Association will announce presenters soon.

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