Rio Olympics ‘Final Five’ to Appear on CMA Awards

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The “50th Annual CMA Awards” keeps getting bigger and better as they announce more and more celebrities who will take the stage on Country Music’s Biggest Night Wednesday night. The “Final Five” from the Rio Olympics, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian, and Aly Raisman, will be on hand to help celebrate CMA’s 50th birthday.

Also appearing are NFL Legend Peyton Manning, and ESPN ’s” Kirk Herbstreit and Samantha Ponder. Actors Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaugheyWendi McLendon-Covey, Hayley Orrantia, Sharon Stone, Josh Dallas, and Lily Tomlin will also appear, along with Bill Anderson, Barbara MandrellThe Oak Ridge Boys, Cam, Lee Greenwood, Brenda Lee, and Olivia Newton-John.

The presentation of pre-televised CMA Awards, including the Broadcast Personality and Station of the Year trophies, will be hosted by duo Dan + Shay.

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