Thursday, October 29, 2020
– The first round of performers for The 54th Annual CMA Awards will include Luke Combs, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert, it was announced this morning.
Hosts Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker will take the stage together for a performance. Rucker will also take the stage with Lady A. Additional performances include Gabby Barrett featuring Charlie Puth (the two are are out with her hit single "I Hope"), Florida Georgia Line, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris, Rascal Flatts and Thomas Rhett featuring McEntire, Hillary Scott of Lady A and Christian artist Chris Tomlin.
The awards wil be held Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. from Nashville's Music City Center.
"We are thrilled to have this incredible group of artists taking the stage at the CMA Awards this year," said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. "It is a privilege to bring these live performances to our viewing audience with the energy and excitement that the CMA Awards are known for. And although the show will feel a bit more intimate this year, we look forward to hosting our nominated artists and their guests as we celebrate the best of country music in a fully safe and physically distant environment. It will be an honor to bring the biggest Country stars in the world together – in one room – for the first time this year. You won't want to miss it."
Rhett will perform his CMA Musical Event of the Year nominated "Be A Light" alongside McEntire, Scott and Tomlin. Rucker enlists nominees Lady A to perform his new single "Beers & Sunshine."
With two nominations this year, Church will sing "Hell of a View," while six-time nominated Combs will offer "Cold As You." Nominees Florida Georgia Line will contribute "Long Live," while Lambert, this year's top nominee with seven nominations, will perform "Settling Down" from her CMA Album of the Year nominated album "Wildcard."
Reigning CMA New Artist of the Year and three-time nominee this year McBryde will perform "One Night Standards" from her CMA Album of the Year nominated album "Never Will."
Morris, a five-time nominee this year, will sing her CMA Single and Song of the Year nominated "The Bones." Rascal Flatts will perform "Bless the Broken Road." Additional performers and presenters will be revealed soon.