CMA Announces Superstar List of Presenters and Performers

CMA Announces Superstar List of Presenters and Performers

Country Music’s Biggest Night™ just got a lot bigger with the star-studded list of actors, athletes, celebrities and Country stars announcing winners and presenting trophies during “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” airing live WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 8|7c on ABC. 

The triple-nominated Chris Stapleton is joining the cast of performers with another very special guest announced Monday, November 2nd. Stapleton is nominated for the first time this year for Album of the Year for “Traveler,” Male Vocalist of the Year, and New Artist of the Year.

CMA presenters include: Edie Brickell and SteveMartin; 2016 Miss America Betty Cantrell; ABC’s Wicked City actress Erika Christensen; ESPN College GameDay’s Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit; Sports Illustrated cover model Hannah Davis; reigning New Artist of the Year Brett Eldredge; Charles Kelley of nominated Vocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum; host of “CMA Country Christmas” Jennifer Nettles; Heather O’Reilly and Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team; a capella sensation Pentatonix; Reba; Darius Rucker; actor Kiefer Sutherland; Cole Swindell; and Female Vocalist of the Year nominee Lee Ann Womack.

Warner Music Nashville’s Frankie Ballard will be presenting the pre-televised CMA Awards and honors—including the CMA Broadcast Personality and Station of the Year trophies.

Brad Paisely and Carrie Underwood will host and perform at the CMA Awards from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Country fans can anticipate incredible performances by Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Lindsey Stirling, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maddia & Tae, Kacey Musgraves, Paisley, Blake Shelton, Underwood, and Zac Brown Band.

While those beloved country acts may be familiar, Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will also feature one-of-a-kind collaborations with Eric Church joining musical forces with Hank Williams Jr., Reba with Brooks & Dunn, Thomas Rhett with Fall Out Boy, and Keith Urban performing with John Mellencamp.

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