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Gill, Mattea, Midland, McBride named as CMA presenters

Monday, November 4, 2019 – Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, Midland and Craig Morgan and Jennifer Nettles were among a variety of people named today as presenters at the 53rd Annual CMA awards on Nov. 13.

Radio and TV personality Bobby Bones, Blanco Brown, ABC's Dancing With The Stars' Hannah Brown, Deana Carter, actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth, Janie Fricke, actor/comedian Jim Gaffigan, Riverdale's Madelaine Petsch, actor, comedian and writer J.B. Smoove, Pam Tillis, Morgan Wallen and Trisha Yearwood were also named as presenters at the event at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Previously announced performers include Kelsea Ballerini, Brooks & Dunn with Brothers Osborne, Garth Brooks with Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Lady Antebellum and Halsey, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves with Willie Nelson, Old Dominion, Dolly Parton with for KING & COUNTRY and Zach Williams, P!NK and Chris Stapleton, Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. Additional performers will be revealed this week.

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