Country music’s biggest night just got a little bigger.
A fresh crop of stars have joined the performance line-up for the upcoming 50th annual CMA Awards, and we’ve already got our DVRs tuned up.
Kelsea Ballerini, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood and Kacey Musgraves will all take the stage at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 2.
The new country dudes and darlings join already announced headliners Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley — who will reprise their roles as hosts of the special night, which will honor the past 50 years of CMA Awards.
Many of this year’s performers are also nominees: Brooks, Bryan — the current title holder — and Underwood are up for entertainer of the year.
Other performers are nominated in categories like vocal duo, female vocalist of the year, vocal group of the year, and male single of the year, among other things.
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“The CMA Awards will include moments that pay homage to our past 50 years, but it is also a celebration of the past 12 months and the artists and music that have resonated with the industry and our fans,” Sarah Trahern, the CMA chief executive officer, said in a statement. “The lineup of performers is outstanding and represents the legacy of County Music as well as our future.”
The CMA Awards will be broadcast live from Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. EST on ABC.