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Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban Among First Round of CMA Awards Performers

With the CMA Awards just weeks away, the Country Music Association has revealed the first round of performers for the show.

Written by Lauren Laffer
Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban Among First Round of CMA Awards Performers
Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban; Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images...

With the 52nd Annual CMA Awards around the corner, the Country Music Association has revealed the first round of performers. Taking to the stage for the ceremony will be Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. More performers and presenters will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Each of the performers are nominees in this year’s awards show. Ballerini and Underwood are both up for Female Vocalist of the Year, with Chesney, Urban and Bryan facing off in Entertainer of the Year. Dan + Shay and Old Dominion are among the nominees in Vocal Duo of the Year and Group of the Year, respectively.

Additionally, Underwood and Brad Paisley will return as hosts for the 11th consecutive year.

The 52nd Annual CMA Awards will take place live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

See the full list of nominees here