Warning: you might want to take a deep breath before you read this list out. Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Dolly Parton, King & Country, Zach Williams, Pink, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban have all been announced as the first group of performers for The 53rd Annual CMA Awards on November 13.
The show will be hosted by Underwood alongside special guest hosts McEntire and Parton and take place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
As part of the BBC Country Music season, Patrick Kielty will be in Nashville bringing highlights to BBC Radio 2 listeners and BBC Four will also be broadcasting highlights from the CMA Awards. Full TX details are to be announced at a later stage.
Additional performers and presenters will be revealed in the coming weeks.
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