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57th CMA Award Performances You Won’t Want To Miss

ABC will broadcast the 57th CMA Awards on Wednesday, November 8th, and it’s a show you won’t want to miss. Nashville, Tennessee, will host the country music genre celebration by the industry’s biggest names. The comedic duo, Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning will reprise their roles as hosts for the ceremony. Expect plenty of laughs from these two, as they delivered a fantastic show last year, setting high expectations for this year’s event.

CMA Award Nominations

The CMA Awards stand out as one of the most prestigious shows in country music. The 57th ceremony is poised to maintain this reputation. In addition, the primary focus of the CMA Awards remains the awards themselves. The highly anticipated categories are Entertainer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, and Album of the Year. Notable figures in country music, like Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, and Jelly Roll, stand nominated for awards. However, Lainey Wilson takes the lead as the most nominated artist, boasting nine nominations and demonstrating a significant presence in the field. See the full list of nominations here. 

Red Carpet

In addition to the nominees and performers, the CMA Awards are also expected to be attended by a number of other celebrities and country music stars. However, the red carpet is always one of the most anticipated parts of the night, and we’re eager to see what our favorite stars are wearing. Our prediction: lots of cowboy hats. 

Performances

The 57th CMA Awards will surely be a special night for country music fans worldwide. So many talented artists are nominated and scheduled to perform. It is sure to be a night that will be remembered for years to come. See the full list of the performers below, some of them might surprise you. 

  • Luke Bryan

    CMA Award Performances

    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – NOVEMBER 10: Luke Bryan speaks on stage during the 55th annual Country Music Association awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)

    Not only will Luke Bryan be co-hosting the award show, he will also perform a medley of his hits including “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day,” “One Margarita,” “That’s My Kind Of Night,” “Play It Again” and “Country Girl (Shake It For Me).” We know this medley will get everyone on their feet!

  • Jelly Roll

    CMA Award Performances

    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – NOVEMBER 08: Jelly Roll performs onstage during the 2022 BMG Pre-CMA Party at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville on November 08, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for BMG/BBR Music Group)

    Jelly Roll is set to kick off the show with his newest hit, “Need A Favor.” Jelly is nominated for five awards including Best New Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year.

  • Luke Combs

    CMA Award Performances

    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – OCTOBER 13: Luke Combs performs onstage during the 2021 CMT Artist of the Year on October 13, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for CMT/Viacom)

     Luke Combs singing his new single “Where the Wild Things Are.” The two-time Entertainer of the Year is nominated for Male Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year again. 

  • Morgan Wallen

    CMA Award Performances

    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – NOVEMBER 09: Morgan Wallen attends The 56th Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 09, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

    Morgan Wallen has had one of his best years yet in country music. Not only will he be performing with Post Malone and Hardy, but Wallen will also have a solo performance featuring an unannounced “special guest.”

  • Post Malone, Morgan Wallen, & Hardy

    CMA Award Performances

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 24: Post Malone attends the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for dcp)

    Seeing Post Malone’s name might surprise you, but the pop star has been wanting to dip his toes in country music for some time now. He will join the stage with Morgan Wallen and Hardy to perform a medley of country hits.

  • Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, and Mac McAnally

    CMA Award Performances

    Alan Jackson and Kenny Chesney

    CMA Award Performances

    Zac Brown and Mac McAnally

    Kenny ChesneyAlan JacksonMac McAnally and the Zac Brown Band will be taking the stage together for a tribute to the late Jimmy Buffett. It will be a beautiful, emotional performance for all to watch. 

  • Lainey Wilson

    CMA Award Performances

    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – AUGUST 24: Lainey Wilson performs during the 15th Annual Academy Of Country Music Honors at Ryman Auditorium on August 24, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images for ACM)

    Lainey Wilson will be the most decorated gust at the CMA Awards. She is currently leading with nine nominations for the night. We can expect an awesome performance from her as well. We can expect a performance of her latest song, “Wildflowers & Wild Horses” from Lainey.

  • Tanya Tucker & Little Big Town

    CMA Award Performances

    TORONTO, ONTARIO – SEPTEMBER 11: Tanya Tucker attends “The Return Of Tanya Tucker: Featuring Brandi Carlile” Premiere during the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival at Scotiabank Theatre on September 11, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

    The “Delta Dawn” singer will be performing at the 57th CMA Awards. Little Big Town will be joining her to perform one of her biggest singles.

  • Chris Stapleton

    CMA Award Performances

    NASHVILLE, TN – AUGUST 23: Chris Stapleton performs onstage during the 11th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on August 23, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for ACM)

    Chris Stapleton will take the stage to perform his new single “White Horse.” Stapleton will return to the stage for a collaborative performance with Carly Pearce.

  • Carly Pearce

    CMA Award Performances

    AUSTIN, TEXAS – OCTOBER 30: (EDITORS NOTE: A special effects camera filter was used for this image.) Carly Pearce performs onstage during the 2021 iHeartCountry Festival Presented By Capital One at The Frank Erwin Center on October 30, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Editorial Use Only. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

    Carly Pearce will join Chris Stapleton on the stage to perform their song, “We Don’t Fight Anymore.” Pearce is currently nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year.

  • Kelsea Ballerini

    CMA Award Performances

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – SEPTEMBER 11: In this image released on September 12, 2023 Kelsea Ballerini performs during the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards on September 11, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

    Kelsea Ballerini, who is nominated for female vocalist and album of the year, will perform Rolling Up The Welcome Mat’s open-hearted “Leave Me Again.” We know her boyfriend, Chase Stokes, will be cheering her on. 

  • Ashley McBryde

    CMA Award Performances

    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – MAY 15: Ashley McBryde performs onstage during Naomi Judd: ‘A River Of Time’ Celebration at Ryman Auditorium on May 15, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mickey Bernal/Getty Images)

    Ashley McBryde has had an incredible year, even performing with the icon, Wynonna Judd. McBryde’s music video for “Bonfire at Tina’s” is nominated for Video of the Year. McBryde will perform her song, “Light On In The Kitchen.”

  • Cody Johnson

    CMA Award Performances

    FRISCO, TEXAS – MAY 11: Cody Johnson performs onstage during the 58th Academy Of Country Music Awards at The Ford Center at The Star on May 11, 2023 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

    Male vocalist of the year nominee Johnson will perform his ballad “The Painter,” from his upcoming album Leather. Cody won Single of the Year in 2022 for his hit song, “Til You Can’t.” 

  • The War & Treaty

    CMA Award Performances

    FRISCO, TEXAS – MAY 11: (L-R) Tanya Trotter and Michael Trotter Jr. of The War and Treaty perform onstage during the 58th Academy Of Country Music Awards at The Ford Center at The Star on May 11, 2023 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

    The War & Treaty are nominated against pairs like Brothers Osborne, Dan+Shay, and Brooks & Dunn. This is the duo’s first time to ever be nominated for a CMA Award. The pair will sing “That’s How Love Is Made.”

  • Dan + Shay

    CMA Award Performances

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 13: Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay perform onstage during iHeartRadio’s Z100 Jingle Ball 2019 at Madison Square Garden on December 13, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for iHeartMedia )

    Dan + Shay are nominated for Vocal Duo of the year. The last time they won this category was in 2020. The duo will perform their hit single, “Save Me The Trouble.”

  • Old Dominion & Megan Moroney

    CMA Award Performances

    Old Dominion and Megan Moroney

    Old Dominion and Megan Moroney will share the stage to perform their new single, “Can’t Break Up Now.” This will be Moroney’s first performance at the CMA Awards. She’s nominated for Best New Artist and Best Song.

  • Jordan Davis

    CMA Award Performances

    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – AUGUST 24: Jordan Davis performs onstage during the 15th Annual Academy Of Country Music Honors at Ryman Auditorium on August 24, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for ACM)

    Jordan Davis is nominated for Single of the Year for “Next Thing You Know.” His single, “Buy Dirt” was nominated in the same category last year, but lost out to Cody Johnson’s “Til You Can’t.”

  • K. Michelle

    CMA Award Performances

    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – JUNE 11: K Michelle performs at the Black Excellence Brunch during CMA Fest 2023 at The National Museum of African American Music on June 11, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

    Jelly Roll will return to the stage and perform with K. Michelle. The pair will sing “Love Can Build A Bridge” from The Judds.

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