The Country Music Association is revealing additional performers for the 2020 CMA Awards!
The announcement was made on Thursday (November 5) ahead of the big night, which airs live from Nashville’s Music City Center on Wednesday (November 11) at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, Jenee Fleenor, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce and Lee Brice, Keith Urban and Morgan Wallen are all set to take the stage.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring all of these incredible performances to life next Wednesday night and give our artists the chance to come together, in a big way, on television for the first time in months,” says Robert Deaton, CMA Awards executive producer.
“As safety is our top priority, we have worked tirelessly over the past several months to fully transform Music City Center into a breathtaking setup that resembles the very first ‘CMA Awards Banquet & Show’ from 1967, and ensures our nominees, performers and their guests a fully safe and physically distant environment. We are honored, in this very challenging time, to help provide an escape and deliver a live awards show experience unlike any other this year.”
Nominees this year including Brothers Osborne and Ashley McBryde will come together with Jason Aldean and Dierks Bentley for the first time to perform an “epic, multisong opening tribute to Charlie Daniels.”
Dan + Shay will be joined by Justin Bieber, making the world television premiere of their three-time nominated “10,000 Hours.”
Keith Urban invites viewers to Australia for a special intimate performance of “God Whispered Your Name.” Jimmie Allen performs his chart-topping hit “Best Shot” in addition to presenting the 2020 CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award to trailblazing legend Charley Pride.
Little Big Town pays a sweet tribute to Kenny Rogers, while nominee this year Jon Pardi throws it back to perform in honor of Joe Diffie. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Urban Cowboy, two-time nominated group this year Old Dominion performs Johnny Lee’s “Looking for Love.”
Ingrid Andress will perform her CMA Song of the Year-nominated “More Hearts Than Mine,” while four-time nominee this year Carly Pearce and two-time nominee this year Lee Brice come together to perform their CMA Song, Musical Event and Music Video of the Year-nominated “I Hope You’re Happy Now.” Morgan Wallen takes the stage to perform “More Than My Hometown.”