CMA Awards Add Luke Combs, Chris Stapleton, Ashley McBryde And More As Performers

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Becky Fluke

The 56th Annual CMA Awards are right around the corner.

Miss Lainey Wilson leads the pack with six nominations in total, and coming in right behind her with five each is Ashley McBrydeCarly PearceChris Stapleton, and producer Shane McAnally. Cody Johnson notably came away with four nominations, and Luke Combs scored three.

Miranda Lambert continues her reign as the most nominated female artist of all time with 61 nominations in total now.

And today, they revealed the second round of performers, which includes some of the Lindeville crew in Ashley McBryde, John Osborne, Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack and Pillbox Patti, as well as adding Brothers Osborne, Luke Combs, Cody Johnson, Elle King, Patty Loveless, Reba McEntire, Katy Perry, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, The Black Keys, The War and Treaty and Thomas Rhett.

They previously announced Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, HARDY, Marcus King, Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson, and Zac Brown Band as performers.

The opening of the show is set to include an all-star tribute to the late, great Loretta Lynn, which will surely be a highlight of the night.

The CMA Awards will air live on November 9th on ABC, and Peyton Manning and Luke Bryan will co-host in Nashville, Tennessee.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock