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Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs & Miranda Lambert Among Second Round of Performers for 55th Annual CMA Awards

Hosted by Luke Bryan, the show airs LIVE from the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 10th @ 8/7c on ABC.

The 55th Annual CMA Awards is about to get even more star-studded thanks to this epic new lineup!

Earlier today (October 27), the Country Music Association added more to their list of performers for the annual award show, including Jason Aldean with Carrie UnderwoodLuke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, Chris Stapleton, and Chris Young with Kane Brown

According to a press release, two-time CMA Awards winner Aldean will take the stage with CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee this year and seven-time CMA Awards winner Underwood for the world premiere television performance of their chart-topping hit collaboration “If I Didn’t Love You;” reigning and three-time consecutive “CMA Vocal Group of the Year” Old Dominion, nominated again in the same category this year, will bring their hit “I Was on a Boat That Day” to the CMA Awards stage; ten-time CMA Awards winner and five-time CMA nominee this year including CMA “Entertainer of the Year” Stapleton will perform his stirring song “Cold” from his CMA Album of the Year-nominated Starting Over; and Young, a three-time nominee this year, will come together with three-time nominee this year Kane Brown, to perform their chart-topping hit “Famous Friends.”

Each artist joins the list of previously announced performers that will be heading to the Bridgestone Arena this November that includes Jimmie Allen, Brothers Osborne, Eric Church, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton featuring Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, and Blake Shelton

Luke Bryan hosts “The 55th Annual CMA Awards”airing live on ABC Wednesday, November 10, 2021.
Photo Credit: CMA/ABC/Robby Klein

The announcement follows the news that Luke Bryan would make his hosting debut for the 55th annual award show, where he’s also nominated for “Musical Event of the Year.”

“The CMA Awards is one of the biggest nights of the year for Country Music,” says Bryan. “Being asked to host the CMA Awards was definitely something I put a lot of thought into before answering. The pressure that comes along with that can be overwhelming, but knowing I get to help honor and celebrate so many of my friends, I knew it was something I couldn’t turn down.”

“I mean, growing up in Georgia, I remember watching Vince Gill, Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Rogers, Barbara Mandrell, to name a few. They were so good. And then becoming a part of this amazing Country Music family and sitting on the front row while Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Darius Rucker took the reins, all of these artists are heroes and friends, and I am honored to have my name included in this group. I’m looking forward to making it fun and memorable and using this platform to continue to make Country Music shine.”


Back in September, the Country Music Association revealed the nominees for the annual event, with   artists like Eric Church and Chris Stapleton leading the pack with five nominations each; followed by Gabby Barrett with four and Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris and Chris Young with three. Additional performers and presenters for the 55th Annual CMA Awards will be revealed at a later date.

Hosted by Luke Bryan, the 55th Annual CMA Awards air LIVE from the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 10th @ 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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