By Ross Jones
Country's Biggest Night, the 56th annual CMA Awards, are set to take place November 9th at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, with Lainey Wilson and Cody Johnson leading the nominations.
Now, the Country Music Association have announced the initial line-up of artists that will be performing on the night.
Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, HARDY, Marcus King, Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, Lainey Wilson, Jimmie Allen and Zac Brown Band.
Hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, the broadcast will open with a star-studded tribute to Country Music Hall of Fame legend Loretta Lynn.
While co-hosting the awards this year, Bryan will also perform his latest single 'Country On'. Meanwhile Miranda Lambert, the most nominated female artist of all time, will perform 'Geraldene', taken from her CMA Album of the Year-nominated Palomino.
Reigning CMA Female Vocalist and five-time nominee Carly Pearce will perform a special song from her most recent album, Carrie Underwood will perform her newest single 'Hate My Heart', while Kelsea Ballerini will perform a special rendition of her new song “YOU’RE DRUNK, GO HOME” with Kelly Clarkson and Carly Pearce.
Receiving his first CMA Entertainer of the Year nod, two-time nominee Morgan Wallen will perform his no.1 single 'You Proof', while his buddy, three-time CMA Awards nominee Hardy, will be joined by Lainey Wilson for their duet 'wait in the truck'.
Vying for CMA Vocal Group at this year's award, Zac Brown Band will perform their latest single 'Out In The Middle' with reigning CMA New Artist of the Year Jimmie Allen and guitar magician Marcus King.
Additional performers and presenters for The 56th Annual CMA Awards will be announced in the weeks ahead.
Stay tuned to Holler for all the details and coverage from the biggest night of the year.
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