JASON ALDEAN, DIERKS BENTLEY, BROTHERS OSBORNE, JENEE FLEENOR AND ASHLEY MCBRYDE TO OPEN “THE 54TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” WITH TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDARY CHARLIE DANIELS
DAN + SHAY WITH JUSTIN BIEBER TO DEBUT WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE OF “10,000 HOURS”
KEITH URBAN INVITES VIEWERS TO AUSTRALIA FOR SPECIAL INTIMATE PERFORMANCE
JIMMIE ALLEN, INGRID ANDRESS, LITTLE BIG TOWN, OLD DOMINION, JON PARDI, CARLY PEARCE AND LEE BRICE, AND MORGAN WALLEN ALSO SET TO PERFORM
Trailblazing Country Legend Charley Pride Set to Receive the 2020 CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award
Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker Host Country Music’s Biggest Night™ Live from Nashville’s Music City Center Wednesday, Nov. 11 on ABC
NASHVILLE— The Country Music Association has revealed additional performers for “The 54th Annual CMA Awards.” Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, DierksBentley, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, Jenee Fleenor, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, CarlyPearce and LeeBrice, KeithUrban, and Morgan Wallen are set to take the star-studded stage on Country Music’s Biggest Night™. Hosted by RebaMcEntire and Darius Rucker, “The 54th Annual CMA Awards” will broadcast live from Nashville’s Music City Center Wednesday, Nov. 11 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring all of these incredible performances to life next Wednesday night and give our artists the chance to come together, in a big way, on television for the first time in months,” says Robert Deaton, CMA Awards Executive Producer. “As safety is our top priority, we have worked tirelessly over the past several months to fully transform Music City Center into a breathtaking setup that resembles the very first ‘CMA Awards Banquet & Show’ from 1967, and ensures our nominees, performers and their guests a fully safe and physically distant environment. We are honored, in this very challenging time, to help provide an escape and deliver a live awards show experience unlike any other this year.”
Nominees this year including Brothers Osborne, reigning CMA Musician of the Year Fleenor, and reigning CMA New Artist of the Year and previously announced performer Ashley McBryde will come together with Aldean and Bentley for the first time to perform an epic, multi-song show opening tribute to Charlie Daniels.
Four-time nominated duo this year Dan + Shay will be joined by Bieber, making the world television premiere of their three-time nominated “10,000 Hours.” Three-time nominee this year Urban invites viewers to Australia for a special intimate performance of “God Whispered Your Name.” Nominee this year Allen performs his chart-topping hit “Best Shot” in addition to presenting the 2020 CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award to trailblazing legend Charley Pride.
Nominated group this year Little Big Town pays a sweet tribute to Kenny Rogers, while nominee this year Pardi throws it back to perform in honor of Joe Diffie. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the iconic film “Urban Cowboy,” two-time nominated group this year Old Dominion performs Johnny Lee’s “Looking for Love.”
Nominated two times this year, Andress is set to perform her CMA Song of the Year nominated “More Hearts Than Mine,” while four-time nominee this year Pearce and two-time nominee this year Brice come together to perform their CMA Song, Musical Event and Music Video of the Year nominated “I Hope You’re Happy Now.” And nominee this year Wallen takes the stage to perform “More Than My Hometown.”
“The 54th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. RobertDeaton is the Executive Producer, Alan Carter is the Director and David Wild is the Head Writer.
About the CMA Awards The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast for the first time –making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC is the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas.”