Tuesday, October 29, 2019
– Garth Brooks with Blake Shelton, Kacey Musgraves with Willie Nelson, and Brooks & Dunn with Brothers Osborne will perform at the 53rd annual Country Music Awards on Nov. 13, it was announced today.
Additional performances and collaborations will be Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay, Lady Antebellum and Halsey, Old Dominion and Thomas Rhett. Carrie Underwood will host with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Brooks & Dunn will perform their hit song "Hard Workin' Man" with Brothers Osborne, the reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year and four-time nominee this year. Brooks & Dunn are also recent inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Brooks, an Entertainer of the Year nominee this year, and Shelton, a three-time nominee this year, will perform their CMA Musical Event of the Year nominated hit, "Dive Bar."
Three-time nominee this year, Musgraves welcomes Nelson to perform a collaboration. Nelson last performed on the CMA Awards stage in 2012 in honor of receiving the inaugural CMA Lifetime Achievement Award. Halsey makes her first-ever CMA Awards appearance, joining six-time CMA Awards winner Lady Antebellum to perform a mashup.
Female Vocalist of the Year nominee this year, Ballerini is set to perform her latest hit single "homecoming queen?," while Dan + Shay, a three-time nominee this year, will perform their CMA Single of the Year nominated song "Speechless" from their CMA Album of the Year nominated album "Dan + Shay."
Old Dominion, reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year and nominee again this year in the category, will bring their hit "One Man Band" to the show, while Rhett, a two-time nominee this year, will perform "Remember You Young" from his CMA Album of the Year nominated album "Center Point Road." Shelton will also hit the stage to perform his three-time nominated single "God's Country."
Previously announced performers include Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Parton with for KING & COUNTRY and Zach Williams, P!NK and Chris Stapleton,
Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and McEntire. Additional performers and presenters will be revealed in the coming weeks.