Show airs Nov 11th
The 54th Annual CMA Awards has revealed additions to its star-studded lineup. Two-time nominee this year Chris Stapleton will take the stage to perform his new single “Starting Over,” while Lady A’s Charles Kelley will join Carly Pearce for her previously announced performance of three-time nominated song “I Hope You’re Happy Now.” Pearce’s original duet partner Lee Brice has been diagnosed with COVID and will no longer be attending.
Additionally, New York Times best-selling author Lauren Akins, country artist Lauren Alaina, radio and TV personality Bobby Bones, country singer-songwriter and actor Charles Esten, country artist Sara Evans, supermodel Taylor Hill, country artist Jake Owen, actor Patrick Schwarzenegger and gospel artist CeCe Winans have been announced as presenters. Hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, Country Music’s Biggest Night airs live from Nashville’s Music City Center Wednesday, November 11th from 8-11 pm ET/PT on ABC.
Nominations for The 54th Annual CMA Awards were revealed last month. Winners of The 54th Annual CMA Awards will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting CMA members. The third and final ballot is open now and closes Tuesday, October 27th at 7 pm ET. Due to the pandemic, the show will forgo a live studio audience.
The 54th Annual CMA Awards is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Alan Carter is the Director and David Wild is the Head Writer.