Luke Bryan, Gabby Barrett + More Added to 2021 CMA Awards Performers List
Luke Bryan, Gabby Barrett and several more top-name country artists have been added to the list of performers at the upcoming 2021 CMA Awards.
The country superstar and the fast-rising singer are just two of the new names the CMA announced in a press release on Thursday morning (Nov. 4). Bryan is set to perform his current single, "Up," while Barrett will perform her No. 1 hit, "The Good Ones."
Dierks Bentley will also take the stage alongside Breland and Hardy to perform their current collaboration, "Beers on Me," while Thomas Rhett will sing his chart-topping "Country Again." Keith Urban is slated to perform "Wild Hearts," and Zac Brown Band will deliver a live rendition of their unity anthem, "Same Boat."
In addition to the new country names added to the broadcast, singer and actor Jennifer Hudson is slated to make her CMA Awards debut. The newly announced performers join an all-star lineup that includes Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, who will perform their chart-topping hit "If I Didn't Love You" at the ceremony. Miranda Lambert and Luke Combs will also perform at the awards show.
Blake Shelton and Eric Church were two of the first artists announced for the Nov. 10 show in Nashville, along with Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde. On Oct. 27, the Country Music Association revealed eight more performers; a full list of artists and songs (if announced) is below.
Old Dominion, Chris Stapleton, Chris Young and Kane Brown will also perform during the ABC broadcast (8PM ET).
Luke Bryan is also hosting the CMAs in 2021, marking the first time in 18 years someone has hosted the show alone. He replaces Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, who co-hosted in 2020.
Church and Chris Stapleton are the leading 2021 CMA Awards nominees, with both artists up for Entertainer of the Year (Combs, Lambert and Underwood join them as nominees in that category). Church is the reigning Entertainer of the Year winner.
Presenters for the 2021 CMA Awards will also be announced at a later date. The show returns to Nashville's Bridgestone Arena this year.
2021 CMA Awards Performers:
Blake Shelton, "Come Back as a Country Boy"
Brothers Osborne, "Younger Me"
Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, "Never Wanted to Be That Girl"
Chris Stapleton, "Cold"
Chris Young and Kane Brown, "Famous Friends"
Dan + Shay, "I Should Probably Go to Bed"
Dierks Bentley, Breland and Hardy, "Beers on Me"
Eric Church, "Heart on Fire"
Gabby Barrett, "The Good Ones"
Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, "If I Didn't Love You"
Jennifer Hudson and Chris Stapleton, Aretha Franklin Tribute of "Night Life" and "You Are My Sunshine"
Jimmie Allen, "Freedom Was a Highway"
Keith Urban, "Wild Hearts"
Luke Bryan, "Up"
Luke Combs, "Doin' This"
Mickey Guyton, Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards, "Love My Hair"
Miranda Lambert Medley
Old Dominion, "I Was on a Boat That Day"
Thomas Rhett, "Country Again"
Zac Brown Band, "Same Boat"