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Morgan Wallen, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Luke Combs, Kelsea Ballerini & More Added to CMA Awards Performers Lineup

Chesney will lead a tribute to the late Jimmy Buffett.

Morgan Wallen

Morgan Wallen

A second round of performers has been added to the 57th annual CMA Awards, led by Morgan Wallen, Kenny Chesney, Luke Combs, Kelsea Ballerini and Alan Jackson.

Also performing are Dan+Shay, Jordan Davis, HARDY, Cody Johnson, Post Malone, Mac McAnally, The War and Treaty and Zac Brown Band. Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning will again co-host “Country Music’s Biggest Night,” which will broadcast live via ABC from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 8 and will be available the following day on Hulu.


Chesney will honor the late Jimmy Buffett by collaborating with 10-time CMA Award winner and longtime Coral Reefer band member Mac McAnally, as well as Jackson and Zac Brown Band. Meanwhile Wallen will join HARDY and Post Malone for a medley of classic country songs, while Wallen will also perform a second time with a surprise guest to perform a track from Wallen’s album of the year-nominated project One Thing at a Time.

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Female vocalist and album of the year nominee Ballerini will perform Rolling Up The Welcome Mat’s open-hearted “Leave Me Again.” Reigning two-time entertainer of the year and four-time nominee this year Combs will perform his new single “Where the Wild Things Are.” This year’s vocal duo of the year nominee Dan + Shay will offer up their single “Save Me The Trouble,” while three-time nominee this year Davis will perform “Next Thing You Know.”

Male vocalist of the year nominee Johnson will perform his ballad “The Painter,” from his upcoming album Leather. Three-time nominee this year McBryde will perform “Light On In the Kitchen,” from her album The Devil I Know, and The War And Treaty, first-time nominee this year for Vocal Duo of the Year, will perform “That’s How Love Is Made.”

Presenters for “The 57th Annual CMA Awards” will be announced in the coming days. Tickets for “The 57th Annual CMA Awards” are on sale now through Ticketmaster.

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This article was first published by Billboard U.S.

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