Women In Country Music Unite For Groundbreaking Performances At “The 53RD Annual CMA Awards” November 13 On ABC

Women In Country Music Unite For Groundbreaking Performances At “The 53RD Annual CMA Awards” November 13 On ABC

Historic Opening Performance Led by Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton Will Feature Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, The Highwomen, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker and Gretchen Wilson

Additional Collaboration Features Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsay Ell,Maddie & Tae, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce and Runaway June With Special Appearance by Little Big Town

Women in Country Music will unite for a historic, not-to-be-missed opening performance at “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards.” The groundbreaking number led by Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton will also feature Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, The Highwomen (comprised of Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires), Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker and Gretchen Wilson, each performing iconic Country songs for a monumental decades-spanning medley never before seen.

Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will also see an additional performance from Kelsea Ballerini, with fellow breakthrough artists Lindsay Ell, Maddie & Tae, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce and Runaway June. Coming together for an epic performance of an iconic CMA Song of the Year and CMA Single of the Year featuring a special appearance by Little Big Town, this will be one of the night’s most talked-about performances.

“The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,” hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, celebrates legendary women in Country Music throughout the broadcast, airing live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network.

Previously announced performances include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Sheryl Crow, Chris Janson and John Osborne, 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.

Previously announced presenters include Bobby Bones, Blanco Brown, Hannah Brown, Deana Carter, Kristin Chenoweth, Janie Fricke, Jim Gaffigan, Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, Craig Morgan, Jennifer Nettles, Madelaine Petsch, Midland, J.B. Smoove, Pam Tillis, Morgan Wallen, and Trisha Yearwood.

“The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Alex Rudzinski is the Director, and David Wild is the Head Writer.

For more information on “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,” please visit CMAawards.com and follow CMA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Fans can listen to music featuring the CMA Awards nominees and performers, on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, Vevo and YouTube. To celebrate “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,” the official merchandise line featuring tees, sweatshirts and other gifts is now available online. Merchandise will also be sold on-site at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Carrie Underwood Photo Credit: Randee St. Nichols
Reba McEntire Photo credit: Robby Klein
Dolly Parton Photo credit: Robert Hoffman
Terri Clark Photo Credit: Joe Schmelzer
Sara Evans Photo Credit: Kristin Barlowe
Crystal Gayle Photo Credit: Dennis Carney
The Highwomen Photo Credit: Alysse Gafjen
Martina McBride Photo Credit: Joseph Llanes III
Jennifer Nettles Photo Credit: Marc Baptiste: Artmix Creative
Tanya Tucker Photo Credit: Danny Clinch
Gretchen Wilson Photo Credit: Angelea Presti
Kelsea Ballerini Photo Credit: Piper Ferguson
Lindsay Ell Photo Credit: John Shearer
Maddie & Tae Photo Credit: Carlos Ruiz
Ashley McBryde Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs
Carly Pearce Photo Credit: John Shearer
Runaway June Photo Credit: Gregg Roth
Little Big Town Photo Credit: Reid Long