Dan + Shay, Justin Bieber & More Added to 54th Annual CMA Awards Performances

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Written by Lauren Laffer
Dan + Shay, Justin Bieber & More Added to 54th Annual CMA Awards Performances
Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber; Photo credit: Catherine Powell

Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, Jenee Fleenor, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce and Lee Brice, Keith Urban, and Morgan Wallen are the latest artists to join the performance lineup for the 54th Annual CMA Awards. Scheduled for November 11, the show will be live from Nashville’s Music City Center.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring all of these incredible performances to life next Wednesday night and give our artists the chance to come together, in a big way, on television for the first time in months,” says Robert Deaton, CMA Awards Executive Producer. “As safety is our top priority, we have worked tirelessly over the past several months to fully transform Music City Center into a breathtaking setup that resembles the very first ‘CMA Awards Banquet & Show’ from 1967, and ensures our nominees, performers and their guests a fully safe and physically distant environment. We are honored, in this very challenging time, to help provide an escape and deliver a live awards show experience unlike any other this year.”

Aldean, Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Ashley McBryde and reigning CMT Musician of the Year Jenee Fleenor will open the show with a multi-song tribute to the late Charlie Daniels, who passed away from a stroke in July of this year. Additional tributes expected to take place include Little Big Town’s for Kenny Rogers and Pardi’s for Joe Diffie.

Dan + Shay will hit the stage with Justin Bieber for the world television premiere of their song “10,000 Hours,” which earned three nominations. Urban will take fans to Australia for a performance of “God Whispered Your Name” and Allen will perform his hit “Best Shot” and has been asked to present the 2020 CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award to Charley Pride.

Old Dominion will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film Urban Cowboy with a performance of Johnny Lee’s “Looking For Love” while Andress sings her nominated smash “More Hearts Like Mine.” Pearce and Lee will come together to perform “I Hope You’re Happy Now” and Wallen is set to sing “More Than My Hometown.”

 The 54th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, will broadcast live from Nashville’s Music City Center Wednesday, Nov. 11 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC.