Carly Pearce, Walker Hayes and More Added to 2018 CMT Awards Lineup

Carly Pearce and Walker Hayes are among the first-time nominees getting to perform during the 2018 CMT Music Awards.

Carly Pearce, Walker Hayes and More Added to 2018 CMT Awards Lineup
Carly Pearce; Photo credit: Harper Smith; Walker Hayes; Photo by: David McClister

The 2018 CMT Music Awards will feature some of country music’s biggest acts, including Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, among others. While the spotlight is set, the network will also honor the best and brightest rising talent with the Ram Trucks Side Stage.

Taking to the second stage will be breakthrough acts Carly Pearce, Devin Dawson, LANCO, Lindsay Ell, Russell Dickerson and Walker Hayes.

From the group, Pearce, Dawson, LANCO, Dickerson and Hayes will all attend as first-time nominees, vying for the title of Breakthrough Video of the Year. Additionally, LANCO is up for Group Video of the Year, while Pearce tries her hand in the Female Video of the Year category.

Additional acts taking the stage during the night’s festivities include Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay, Darius Rucker featuring Charles Kelley, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt.

The budding superstars will perform during the CMA Awards, which air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.