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 will perform during the show, set for Nov. 11 at Nashville’s Music City Center and airing on ABC.
“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 and 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.”
Brothers Osborne, reigning CMA Musician of the Year Fleenor, and reigning CMA New Artist of the Year Ashley McBryde will join Aldean and Bentley to open the show with a multi-show tribute to the late Charlie Daniels.
Dan+Shay will welcome Bieber to perform their three-time nominated “10,000 Hours,” while New Artist of the Year nominee Allen will perform his chart-topping hit “Best Shot” in addition to presenting the 2020 CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award to trailblazing legend Charley Pride.
More tributes will be held throughout the show, as Little Big Town pays homage to Kenny Rogers and Jon Pardi honors Joe Diffie. To honor the 40th anniversary of the film Urban Cowboy, Old Dominion will perform Johnny Lee’s “Looking for Love.”
Two-time nominee Andress will perform her CMA Song of the Year nominated “More Hearts Than Mine,” while four-time nominee Pearce and two-time nominee Brice will perform “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” which is up for Song, Musical Event, and Music Video of the Year. Wallen will perform his single “More Than My Hometown.”
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