The 54th annual CMA Awards are just weeks away and as the countdown continues, the Country Music Association is revealing the first round of performers for the night. Taking the stage will be Gabby Barrett feat. Charlie Puth, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris, Rascal Flatts and Thomas Rhett feat. McEntire, Hillary Scott and Chris Tomlin. Additionally, hosts Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker will team up for a special tribute performance.
“We are thrilled to have this incredible group of artists taking the stage at the CMA Awards this year! It is a privilege to bring these live performances to our viewing audience with the energy and excitement that the CMA Awards are known for,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, in a press release. “And although the show will feel a bit more intimate this year, we look forward to hosting our nominated artists and their guests as we celebrate the best of Country Music in a fully safe and physically distant environment. It will be an honor to bring the biggest Country stars in the world together – in one room – for the first time this year. You won’t want to miss it!”
This year’s CMA Awards will feature several exciting collaborations. Barrett will perform her nominated track “I Hope” with pop star Charlie Puth, marking his first time performing on the CMA stage. Rhett will receive assistance from McEntire, Scott and Tomlin to perform his touching track “Be A Light.” In addition to his performance with McEntire, Rucker will also collaborated with Lady A for a performance of his song “Beer & Sunshine.”
The CMA Also revealed each of the other songs to be showcased by the newly announced performers. Church will perform “Hell of a View,” Combs will sing “Cold As You,” Florida Georgia Line will perform “Long Live,” Lambert will sing “Settling Down,” McBryde will perform “One Night Standards,” Morris will sing “The Bones” and Rascal Flatts will perform “Bless the Broken Road.”
Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon.
The 2020 CMA Awards will broadcast live from Nashville’s Music City Center Wednesday, Nov. 11 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC.