Press Release

October 27, 2021

Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, Chris Stapleton, and Chris Young and Kane Brown To Perform at ‘The 55th Annual CMA Awards’

Luke Bryan Hosts Country Music’s Biggest Night™, LIVE From Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 8/7c on ABC

The Country Music Association has announced additional performers for “The 55th Annual CMA Awards.” Taking the stage on Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will be Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, Chris Stapleton, and Chris Young and Kane Brown. Hosted by Country Music superstar and “American Idol” judge Luke Bryan, “The 55th Annual CMA Awards” will broadcast LIVE from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

Two-time CMA Awards winner Aldean takes 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.” Also taking the CMA Awards stage are five-time CMA Awards winner and reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Combs, who’s a three-time nominee this year including CMA Entertainer of the Year, and Lambert, the all-time female record holder for most-ever CMA Awards nominations and three-time nominee this year including CMA Entertainer of the Year.

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 performs his stirring song “Cold” from his CMA Album of the Year-nominated “Starting Over.” Young, a three-time nominee this year, and Brown, also a three-time nominee this year, will come together to perform their chart-topping hit song “Famous Friends.”

Aldean and Underwood, Combs, Lambert, Old Dominion, Stapleton, and Young and Brown join previously announced performers Jimmie Allen, Brothers Osborne, Eric Church, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton featuring Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, and Blake Shelton for this year’s show. Additional performers and presenters for “The 55th Annual CMA Awards” will be revealed in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to CMAawards.com for more details.

Winners of “The 55th Annual CMA Awards” will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting CMA members. The third and final ballot is open now for CMA members, with voting for the CMA Awards final ballot closing today, Wednesday, Oct. 27 (6:00 p.m. CDT).

The application for media opportunities with “The 55th Annual CMA Awards” is now available on CMApress.com. The deadline to apply is today, Wednesday, Oct. 27 (5:00 p.m. CDT).

“The 55th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association.Robert Deaton 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.”

“The 55th Annual CMA Awards” will broadcast LIVE from Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

For more information about the CMA Awards, visit CMAawards.com. To access CMA Awards media tools, visit CMApress.com

Press Contacts:
Catharine McNelly, CMA
cmcnelly@cmaworld.com

Krista Farmer, CMA
kfarmer@cmaworld.com

Bridgette Maney, ABC Entertainment
bridgette.maney@abc.com

Sarah Castellvi, ABC Entertainment
sarah.castellvi.-ND@disney.com

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