Luke Bryan, Lainey Wilson & More Revealed In Initial CMA Awards Lineup

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Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Tanya Tucker and Lainey Wilson are among the first artists confirmed to perform at the 57th annual CMA Awards next month. The initial list spans from first-time nominees and performers to legendary artists and reigning award winners, the Country Music Association revealed on Wednesday morning (October 25).

The full list of performers revealed on Wednesday include Luke Bryan, Jelly Roll, K. Michelle, Little Big Town, Megan Moroney, Old Dominion, Carly Pearce, Chris Stapleton, Tanya Tucker and Lainey Wilson. Bryan is slated to return as a host of the show with NFL superstar Peyton Manning. Bryan said during a recent Good Morning America interview the “me and Peyton have a great time. Peyton’s obviously a huge country music fan and a natural. Last year was our first time together, and we just had a great time.”

Jelly Roll is slated to kick off Country Music’s Biggest Night with one of the biggest hits from his latest album, Whitsitt Chapel (“Need A Favor”). Bryan is set to take the stage with a medley of his career-spanning anthems at the heels of celebrating his 30th No. 1, including “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day,” “One Margarita,” “That’s My Kind Of Night,” “Play It Again” and “Country Girl (Shake It For Me).” Wilson will deliver Bell Bottom Country anthem “Wildflowers and Wild Horses.” Stapleton will perform “White Horse,” in addition to teaming up with fellow Kentucky-born singer-songwriter Pearce for a rendition of “We Don’t Fight Anymore.” Other collaborations throughout the evening include Old Dominion and Moroney (“Can’t Break Up Now”), Little Big Town joining Tucker to perform the Hall of Fame member’s iconic “Delta Dawn,” Jelly Roll and first-time CMA Awards performer K. Michelle’s moving rendition of “Love Can Build A Bridge” (from the A Tribute To The Judds album, making its debut on Friday, October 27).

Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the weeks ahead of the show, per the Country Music Association.

Some of the genres biggest stars have been nominated for CMA Awards this year, including Lainey WilsonLuke CombsCarrie UnderwoodChris StapletonHARDYKelsea BalleriniJelly Roll and many others. Kelly Clarkson surprised Darius Rucker with the news that he’d won the CMA Humanitarian of the Year award during the Carolyn’s Boy star’s recent appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show. See the full list of 57th annual CMA Awards nominees here.

The 57th CMA Awards will air live on ABC from Bridgestone Arena in Downtown Nashville, Tennessee, beginning at 8pm ET/7pm CT.