The first batch of performers for the upcoming 2022 CMA Awards has been announced!
The 56th Annual CMA Awards air live on Wednesday, November 9, at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on ABC. It will be filled with performances by artists including Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Hardy, Marcus King, Jimmy Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Carly Pearce, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson and the Zac Brown Band.
Luke Bryan, who co-hosts the show with Peyton Manning, will also perform on stage.
The night will begin with a powerful tribute to the late country music legend Loretta Lynn, who died on October 4 at the age of 90. Artists participating in the tribute show are yet to be revealed.
The night’s star-studded performance is sure to be filled with plenty of epic collaborations with fan-favorite country stars. Ballerini will perform her new song “You’re Drunk, Go Home” with Clarkson and Pierce, Hardy and Wilson will take the stage to sing their duet “Wait in the Truck” and The Jack Brown Band will perform their song “Out in the Middle” from “Allen & with the king
Additional artists performing at the 2022 CMA Awards will be announced prior to the Nov. 9 ceremony
Nominations for country music’s biggest night were announced in September. Liney Wilson leads this year with six nods in major categories including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Musical Event of the Year and Artist of the Year.
See the full list of nominations here.