4 Star-Studded Collaborations Announced for the 51st Annual CMA Awards

We can’t WAIT to see what Kelsea Ballerini & Reba McEntire; Dierks Bentley & Rascal Flatts; Maren Morris & Niall Horan; and Brad Paisley & Kane Brown have in store for us!

The Country Music Association is known for bringing one-of-a-kind musical collaborations to the CMA Awards every year, and the lineup for the 51st annual show is absolutely amazing.

This year, some of country music’s finest will take the stage, including Kelsea Ballerini & Reba McEntire; Dierks Bentley & Rascal Flatts; and Brad Paisley & Kane Brown. Maren Morris is mixing country with pop for her collaboration with former One Direction member Niall Horan

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While it is only confirmed that Paisley and Brown will be performing “Heaven South,” we are assuming that Morris and Horan will share the stage to perform their song “Seeing Blind,” which is featured on Horan’s brand-new album. We have NO idea what Ballerini and McEntire and Bentley and Rascal Flatts have in store for us, but we know that it’s going to be epic.

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In addition to all of these performers,  Garth BrooksBrothers Osborne, Luke BryanEric ChurchMiranda LambertLittle Big TownOld DominionJon PardiChris StapletonThomas Rhett, and host Carrie Underwood will be taking the stage during the three hour telecast.

Hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood for the 10th consecutive year, the 51st Annual CMA Awards will air LIVE from the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 8th @ 8PM ET on ABC.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.