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Stapleton, Kelley sing at CMAs

Monday, November 9, 2020 – Chris Stapleton will take the stage to perform his new single "Starting Over," while Lady A's Charles Kelley will join Carly Pearce for her previously announced performance of "I Hope You're Happy Now" at the Country Music Association's 54th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, it was announced today.

Pearce was slated to sing with Lee Brice, who is on the recording, but Brice has COVID-19.

New York Times best-selling author Lauren Akins, who is married to Thomas Rhett, Lauren Alaina, Jake Owen, Sara Evans, radio and TV personality Bobby Bones, singer-songwriter and actor Charles Esten, supermodel Taylor Hill, actor Patrick Schwarzenegger and gospel artist CeCe Winans will be presenters.

Hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, the show airs live from Nashville's Music City Center Wednesday at 8 p.m. eastern on ABC.


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