CMA Awards Set To Open With An All-Female Ensemble Featuring Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton & More

The 53rd Annual CMA Awards are getting underway next Wednesday, and they’re going to be kicking things off with an all-female medley from of the greatest to ever do it.

Featuring Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton Will Feature Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, The Highwomen, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker and Gretchen Wilson, the medley will cover decades worth of country classics.

Additionally, Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsay Ell, Maddie & Tae, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, Runaway June, and Little Big Town will team up for another massive all-female group performance.

Previously announced performers include: Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Sheryl Crow, Chris Janson and John Osborne, Brooks & Dunn with Brothers Osborne, Garth Brooks with Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Lady Antebellum and Halsey, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves with Willie Nelson, Old Dominion, Dolly Parton with for KING & COUNTRY and Zach Williams, P!NK and Chris Stapleton, Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.

The 53rd Annual CMA Awards will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, November 13th.

As always, Whiskey Riff will be live-tweeting all the action, so make sure you’re following along. It’ll be the highlight of the night… probably.

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