First 2019 CMA Awards Performers Announced: Carrie, Eric, Dolly + More
The initial slate of performers for the 2019 CMA Awards have been announced, including some of the biggest names in contemporary country music.
The Country Music Association announced Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Dolly Parton with For King & Country and Zach Williams, Pink and Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban as the first performers for the 53rd annual CMA Awards in a press release on Wednesday morning (Oct. 23).
Parton will join For King & Country and Williams for a collaboration on a gospel medley of “God Only Knows,” “There Was Jesus” and a new Parton song titled “Faith" that has not yet been released. Pink will join Stapleton to perform their duet, “Love Me Anyway.” Additional performers are to be announced in the coming weeks.
The 2019 CMA Awards will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on ABC on Nov. 13. Underwood is returning to co-host for the twelfth year in a row in 2019, but her longtime co-host, Brad Paisley, is sitting this year out. McEntire and Parton are joining Underwood as guest co-hosts for the 2019 CMA Awards.
2019 CMA Awards Performers:
Dolly Parton with For King & Country and Zach Williams
Chris Stapleton and Pink
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