The 57th Annual CMA Awards are right around the corner, and we already have artists like Lainey Wilson, Jelly Roll, Megan Moroney, Carly Pearce, Chris Stapleton and more slated to perform.
And today, they announced the second round of performers, which includes Post Malone taking the CMA Awards stage for the first time with Morgan Wallen and Hardy, Luke Combs singing his single “Where the Wild Things Are,” and Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Mac McAnally and Zac Brown Band will perform a tribute to the late, great Jimmy Buffet.
Morgan will also have a solo performance featuring a “special guest,” which I guess could very well be another collab with Posty, in addition to Ashley McBryde, Cody Johnson, The War & Treaty, Dan and Shay and Jordan Davis all taking the stage, as well.
Though, I think it’s safe to say, most of us will just be watching to see what Post does on the CMA Awards stage because he honestly might be one of the highlights of the evening…
Lainey Wilson is leading the pack this year with a whopping nine nominations, and first-time nominee Jell Roll leads all male artists with five nominations. Luke Combs and HARDY have four nominations each.
We have Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen, Luke Combs and Lainey Wilson in a tight race for Entertainer of the Year, and Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville, Bell Bottom Country, Gettin’ Old, One Thing At A Time and Rolling Up the Welcome Mat all nominated for Album of the Year.
While, sure, it would be great to see a lot more diversity in terms of nominees if the likes of Tyler Childers, Colter Wall, 49 Winchester and Charles Wesley Godwin were also included, but at least Zach Bryan is up for New Artist of the Year (for whatever that’s worth).
The 57th Annual CMA Awards will once again be hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning as the ceremony broadcasts live from Nashville Wednesday, November 8th.