CMA AWARDS ANNOUNCE FIRST ROUND OF PERFORMERS

Jelly Roll will open the 57th CMA Awards, Lainey Wilson will sing “Wildflowers and Wild Horses” and co-host Luke Bryan will deliver a medley celebrating his 30 #1 singles.

And Chris Stapleton will perform his new single “White Horse.”

Beyond the that, the CMAs have four artist pairings in their first round of announcements. Tanya Tucker and Vocal Group of the Year nominee Little Big Town will join forces on Tucker’s “Delta Dawn”; five-time nominee Jelly Roll will take the stage a second time with first-time CMA Awards performer K. Michelle for “Love Can Build a Bridge”; Old Dominion and New Artist nominee Megan Moroney will perform their new song “Can’t Break Up Now”; and Carly Pearce will duet with Stapleton on new single “We Don’t Fight Anymore.”

It all takes place 11/8 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on ABC. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the weeks ahead.

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