JIMMIE ALLEN, BOBBY BONES, KANE BROWN, SHARNA BURGESS,
OLIVIA CULPO, MACKENZIE FOY, LADY ANTEBELLUM, LITTLE BIG TOWN,
DUSTIN LYNCH, MARTINA MCBRIDE, CARLY PEARCE, DENNIS QUAID,
LIONEL RICHIE, NOAH SCHNAPP, RITA WILSON, AND TRISHA YEARWOOD
TO PRESENT AT “THE 52ND ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” LANCO to Host Pre-Telecast Portion of the Night
Dan + Shay to Deliver Exclusive Encore Performance of “Speechless” for Comcast’s Xfinity TV Customers, Available Immediately Following the CMA Awards Live Broadcast, on Xfinity On Demand
Country Music’s Biggest Night™ Airs Live from Bridgestone Arena
Wednesday, Nov. 14 on the ABC Television Network
Country artist Jimmie Allen, nationally syndicated personality Bobby Bones, Country artist Kane Brown, ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars’” Sharna Burgess, model andactress Olivia Culpo, Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’” Mackenzie Foy, Country artists Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride and Carly Pearce, singer/actor Dennis Quaid, ABC’s “American Idol” judge Lionel Richie, actor Noah Schnapp, singer/songwriter, actress and producer Rita Wilson and Country artist Trisha Yearwood are set to present at “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards.” Country Music’s Biggest Night, hosted for the 11thconsecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, airs live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.
CMA Awards Vocal Group of the Year nominee LANCO will also host the pre-telecast portion of the night. They will be introduced to the stage by CMA’s inaugural KixStart Artist Scholarship recipients Kassi Ashton, Travis Denningand Jameson Rodgers. During the pre-telecast, the winner for Musician of the Year will be awarded, as well as the winners of the previously-announced Broadcast Awards categories.
In addition to Dan + Shay’s live performance on the CMA Awards, the three-time CMA Awards nominees will also deliver an encore performance of “Speechless” for Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers that will be available exclusively on Xfinity On Demand immediately following the telecast. Customers with Xfinity X1 can access the encore performance simply by saying “Show me Dan + Shay” into their X1 Voice Remote.
Don’t miss Facebook Live interviews with your favorite Country artists on CMA’s Facebook page Monday, Nov. 12 and Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM/CT as artists stop by the CMA Awards Radio Remote in Nashville.
Previously announced performers for the CMA Awards include Lauren Alaina,Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, KennyChesney, Luke Combs,Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, Midland, Kacey Musgraves, Old Dominion, Paisley,Pistol Annies, Thomas Rhett,Ricky Skaggs,Chris Stapleton with Maren Morris and Mavis Staples,Underwood, Keith Urban and Brett Young, as well as special appearances by Lindsay Ell, Vince Gill, Sierra Hull, Chris Janson, Ashley McBryde, David Lee Murphy, Jon Pardi, Carson Peters, Marty Stuart, and Cole Swindell.
CMA sat down with the five New Artist of the Year nominees and the people closest to them to learn more about them and their journey to the CMA Awards. To view all five full episodes featuring Alaina, Combs, Janson, Midland and Young, please visit CMAawards.com/new-artist-nominees.
“The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Gary Halvorson is the Director and David Wild is the Head Writer.
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