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Stapleton, Paisley named to perform at CMAs

Friday, November 9, 2018 – Chris Stapleton, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs and Lauren Alana were added as performers for The 52nd Annual CMA Awards next Wednesday.

Lindsay Ell, Vince Gill, Sierra Hull, Chris Janson, Ashley McBryde, David Lee Murphy, Jon Pardi, Carson Peters, Marty Stuart and Cole Swindell will make special appearances, although what that entailed was not made clear by the CMA.

Stapleton will appear with Maren Morris and Mavis Staples.

The awards will be hosted for the 11th consecutive year by Paisley and Carrie Underwood live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville at 8 p.m. eastern on ABC.

Previously announced performers for the CMA Awards include Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, Midland, Kacey Musgraves, Old Dominion, Pistol Annies, Thomas Rhett, Underwood, Keith Urban and Brett Young. Presenters will be announced next week.

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