The first round of performers set for the 53rd Annual CMA Awards includes stage turns from co-hosts Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire.
Parton, a nine-time CMA Awards winner, will perform a gospel medley with For King & Country and Zach Williams (“God Only Knows,” “There Was Jesus” and Parton’s new “Faith”). McEntire, who last performed at the Nashville ceremony in 2016, will resurrect her classic hit, “Fancy,” while Underwood, the reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, will present “Drinking Alone” from her “Cry Pretty” album.
Other performances include Chris Stapleton teaming with Pink for the duet, “Love Me Anyway”; Eric Church, a three-time nominee this year, unleashing “Some of It”; current CMA New Artist of the Year Luke Combs playing “Beer Never Broke My Heart; Miranda Lambert will remind that “It All Comes Out in the Wash”; top nominee Maren Morris (she has six) is set to sing “Girl”; and Keith Urban, the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, will perform “We Were.”
Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon.
The annual awards show, known as “Country Music’s Biggest Night,” will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville at 8 p.m. Nov. 13 on ABC.
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