WOMEN IN COUNTRY MUSIC UNITE FOR GROUNDBREAKING PERFORMANCES
AT “THE 53 RD ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” NOVEMBER 13 ON ABC
Historic Opening Performance Features Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle,
The Highwomen, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Jennifer Nettles,
Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood and Gretchen Wilson
Additional Collaboration Features Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsay Ell, Little Big Town,
Maddie & Tae, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce and Runaway June
NASHVILLE—Women in Country Music will unite for a historic, not-to-be-missed opening performance at “The 53 rd Annual CMA Awards.” The groundbreaking number will feature 15 artists including Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, The Highwomen (comprised of Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires), Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Jennifer Nettles, Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood and Gretchen Wilson, each performing their biggest hits for a monumental decades-spanning medley never before seen.
Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will also see Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsay Ell, Little Big Town, Maddie & Tae, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce and Runaway June join together for an epic performance of a recent CMA Song of the Year and CMA Single of the Year for what’s sure to be one of the night’s most talked-about performances.
“The 53 rd Annual CMA Awards,” hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, celebrates legendary women in Country Music throughout the broadcast, airing live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network.
Previously announced performances include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Chris Janson, John Osborne and Sheryl Crow, 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.
Previously announced presenters include Bobby Bones, Blanco Brown, Hannah Brown, Deana Carter, Kristin Chenoweth, Janie Fricke, Jim Gaffigan, Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, Craig Morgan, Jennifer Nettles, Madelaine Petsch, Midland, J.B. Smoove, Pam Tillis, Morgan Wallen, and Trisha Yearwood.