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CMA Awards announce first round of performers including Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, and more

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The Country Music Association has announced the first round of performers for the for the 56th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning.  Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Morgan Wallen, Carly Pearce, and Carrie Underwood are all set to take the stage to perform during the CMA Awards ceremony.

Lambert will perform her song “Geraldine,” while Bryan will perform “Country On.”  Additionally, Kelly Clarkson and Carly Pearce will join Kelsea Ballerini for “You’re Drunk, Go Home,” while Jimmie Allen and Marcus King will join Zac Brown Band for “Out in the Middle.” Hardy and Lainey Wilson will also perform together.  Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the weeks ahead.

The CMA Awards will also feature an opening tribute to late country music star Loretta Lynn, who died at age 90 earlier this month. The ceremony will broadcast live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, November 9th from 8-11 pm ET/delayed PT on ABC and available next day on Hulu.

Winners will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting CMA members. The third and final ballot is open now for CMA members, with voting for the CMA Awards final ballot closing Friday, October 28th at 6 pm CT.

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