The initial line-up has now been unveiled for the 2023 CMA Awards, with a star-studded roster of performers set to take the stage at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena next month.
Lainey Wilson, Chris Stapleton, Jelly Roll and Luke Bryan have all been confirmed as performing at the momentous show, with Megan Moroney, Old Dominion, Carly Pearce, K. Michelle, Little Big Town and Tanya Tucker also on the bill.
The 2023 CMA Awards will be kicked off with an emphatic, soul-stirring performance of Jelly Roll's ‘Need A Favor’, which became the country-rocker's second No. 1 single at Country Radio in July.
By the time the 2023 CMA Awards roll around on November 8, many expect Jelly Roll to have picked up another chart-topper with his Lainey Wilson-assisted ballad, ‘Save Me’.
While some fans were hoping Lainey Wilson might treat attendees to a special live rendition of her recently teased unreleased song, ‘Country's Cool Again’, the Louisiana hitmaker will instead be performing her Bell Bottom Country stand-out, ‘Wildflowers and Wild Horses’.
Excitingly, Luke Bryan - who will co-host the evening's proceedings alongside Peyton Manning - will deliver a medley of his finest hits, including ‘Play It Again’, ‘Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day’, ‘One Margarita’, ‘That's My Kind Of Night’ and ‘Country Girl (Shake It For Me)’.
Chris Stapleton will step onto the Bridgestone Arena stage to perform his fiery new single, ‘White Horse’, with the singer-songwriter's eagerly awaited 2023 album, Higher, due to arrive on streaming platforms a matter of days after the CMA Awards.
Many are predicting the bearded crooner to take the stage for a different reason during the evening, with Chris Stapleton nominated for three awards heading into the ceremony.
In addition, Jelly Roll will perform ‘Love Can Build a Bridge’ with K. Michelle, while Tanya Tucker will join Little Big Town for a rendition of Tucker's monster hit, ‘Delta Dawn’.
Megan Moroney and Old Dominion will serenade attendees with their recently released laid-back anthem, ‘Can't Break Up Now’, with Carly Pearce and Chris Stapleton's ‘We Don't Fight Anymore’ duet completing the hotly anticipated schedule of performances.
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