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CMA announces award presenters

Thursday, November 2, 2017 – CMA's presenters of awards at next weeks' 51st annual CMA Awards will include Luke Combs, Brett Young, Lauren Alaina and Bobby Bones, it announced Thursday.

The CMAs will be held Wednesday from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on ABC.

Other presenters will be Trisha Yearwood, Dustin Lynch, NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, model and Kode With Klossy founder Karlie Kloss, star of Freeform's "Movie Night with Karli Kloss," actress Lea Michele of ABC's "The Mayor," "The Path" actress Michelle Monaghan, actor, director and author Tyler Perry, stars of ABC's "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World," Jason Ritter and JoAnna Garcia Swisher and "Pitch Perfect 3" actresses Ruby Rose and Brittany Snow. LOCASH will host the pre-telecast portion of the night.

Performers previously announced include collaborations by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Kelsea Ballerini and Reba McEntire, Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts, Maren Morris and Niall Horan, Brad Paisley and Kane Brown as well as performers Garth Brooks, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, P!NK, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood. Urban will be joined by Eric Church, Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker for an opening collaboration as well.

Paisley and Underwood are hosting the awards.

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