The Country Music Association has unveiled the first round of performers at the upcoming 2022 CMA Awards, which are set to take place in November. Miranda Lambert, Morgan Wallen and Carrie Underwood are just a few of the A-listers who will appear on stage during the awards show.
Lambert — the CMA’s most-nominated female artist of all time — will perform “Geralden,” one of three tracks from her latest studio album, palominoAs well as his stripped-down Marfa Tapes Project from 2021. Underwood is on deck for a rousing performance of her new single “Hate My Heart,” while Wallen — who won Entertainer of the Year for the first time at this year’s awards show — will perform her hit, “You’re the Proof.”
Also on deck to perform is Luke Bryan, who is co-hosting the 2022 CMAs with former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning. He will be taking a break from his hosting duties for a live performance of his new single “Country On”.
Pierce will perform one of his untitled, special songs 29: Written in stone album, but that’s not all: He’s joining Kelsea Ballerini and Kelly Clarkson for a live rendition of “You’re Drunk, Go Home,” which appears on Ballerini’s September 2022 album, Subject to change. The three women teaming up isn’t a big surprise: TMZ broke the news earlier this month and Billboard Later confirmed cooperation with CMA.
This isn’t Deck’s only collaboration at the awards show. The Zac Brown Band will appear with Marcus King and Jimmy Allen for a special group version of their song “Out in the Middle.” Also, Hardy will appear with Lainey Wilson — the next most nominated artist at the 2022 CMAs — to perform their brand new duet, “Wait in the Truck.”
But perhaps the most special moment of this year’s CMA Awards will take place right at the beginning: The show will open with a special, all-star tribute to Loretta Lynn, who died in early October.
More performers for the 2022 CMA Awards are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for the show go on sale Tuesday (Oct. 25) at 10 a.m. CT. The 2022 CMA Awards will air live from Nashville on November 9 at 8PM ET on ABC.
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