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Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Eric Church and Carrie Underwood Among Performers for the 2019 CMA Awards

Hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guests Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, the 53rd Annual CMA Awards will air LIVE from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, November 13th @ 8/7c on ABC. 

The first round of performers have been announced for the 53rd Annual CMA Awards and we have to say this one thing… wow. 

Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Dolly Parton with for KING & COUNTRY and Zach Williams, P!NK and Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban are among the confirmed artists that will take the stage at the annual ceremony taking place next month.

According to the Country Music Association, nine-time CMA Awards winner Parton will welcome for KING & COUNTRY and Williams to the CMA Awards stage for the first time ever to perform an inspirational gospel medley of “God Only Knows,” “There Was Jesus,” and Parton’s not-yet-released new song “Faith.” In an epic collaboration, Stapleton, a three-time nominee this year, will join P!NK to perform their duet, “Love Me Anyway.”

With three nominations this year, Church will perform his hit “Some Of It” from his CMA Album of the Year nominated album Desperate Man. Combs, the reigning CMA New Artist of the Year and three-time nominee this year, will take the stage performing fan favorite “Beer Never Broke My Heart.”

In addition to her guest host appearance, McEntire, a six-time CMA Awards winner, will perform her classic hit, “Fancy.” McEntire last performed the song at the CMA Awards in 2016 as part of a multi-artist medley, opening the 50th anniversary ceremony.

Lambert, nominated for CMA Female Vocalist of the Year this year, will bring her rising new single “It All Comes Out In The Wash” to the CMA Awards stage, while Morris will perform her three-time nominated hit, “GIRL.”

Host and reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Underwood, also a three-time nominee this year, is set to perform “Drinking Alone” from her CMA Album of the Year nominated album Cry Pretty, and reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and two-time nominee this year, Urban will perform his hit, “We Were.”

Back in August, Jimmie AllenAshley McBrydeMorgan Wallen and Midland appeared on Good Morning America in Times Square to reveal the nominees for the 53rd Annual CMA Awards.

Maren Morris tops the list of finalists with six nominations. Brothers Osborne receives four nominations, the second most nominations this year, while 11 garner three nominations each—Dierks BentleyEric ChurchLuke CombsDan + ShayScott HendricksDann HuffGreg KurstinKacey MusgravesBlake SheltonChris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood. For the night’s highest honor, reigning Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban is nominated again in the category alongside Garth BrooksEric ChurchChris Stapleton and Underwood. To view the full list, click here.

Hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guests Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, the 53rd Annual CMA Awards will air LIVE from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, November 13th @ 8/7c 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.

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