2022 CMA Awards: Cody Johnson, Reba McEntire, Thomas Rhett & More To Perform

“Country Music’s Biggest Night,” the 56th Annual CMA Awards, just got bigger with the addition of a slew of new…


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November 1, 2022

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Cody Johnson; Photo by Erika Goldring, Getty Images , Reba’ Photo by Elisabeth Garcia, Thomas Rhett; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

“Country Music’s Biggest Night,” the 56th Annual CMA Awards, just got bigger with the addition of a slew of new performers. 

The Country Music Association just revealed that Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, Luke Combs, Caylee Hammack, Cody Johnson, Elle King, Patty Loveless, Ashley McBryde, Reba McEntire, John Osborne, Katy Perry, Pillbox Patti, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, The Black Keys, The War and Treaty, and Thomas Rhett are slated to perform during the already star-studded broadcast. 

Tickets to attend the CMA Awards are available now HERE.

Combs, reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and three-time nominee this year is again nominated for the night’s highest honor, and will bring his latest single, “The Kind of Love We Make” to the CMA Awards stage. Four-time nominee Johnson is set to perform his gripping single “’Til You Can’t,” while Elle King will be joined by The Black Keys for a rousing rendition of “Great Balls Of Fire” in honor of recent Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Lee Lewis.  

Reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year and nominee this year, Brothers Osborne will take the stage alongside powerhouse duo The War and Treaty for a not-to-be-missed collaboration of “It’s Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It).” McBryde, a five-time CMA Awards nominee this year, will be joined by Clark, Hammack, Pillbox Patti and Osborne for a powerful performance of the Linda Ronstadt classic “When Will I Be Loved.” Six-time CMA Award winner and Country Music Hall of Fame member McEntire will take the stage for a special performance. Two-time CMA Awards winner Thomas Rhett and Perry will team up to perform their recently released collaboration, “Where We Started,” while Swindell is set to perform his Jo Dee Messina-inspired hit “She Had Me At Heads Carolina.” Also taking the CMA Awards stage is five-time CMA Awards nominee this year Stapleton joined by five-time CMA Awards winner and Country Music legend Loveless for a show-stopping performance of “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive.” 

Previously announced performers include Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, HARDY, Marcus King, Miranda Lambert, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson, and Zac Brown Band. 

Additionally, the broadcast will open with a star-studded tribute to the late Country Music Hall of Fame legend Loretta Lynn. 

Alan Jackson will also be honored during the show with the 2022 CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.

Presenters for “The 56th Annual CMA Awards” will be revealed later this week. Stay tuned to CMAawards.com for more details.

Nominees for The 56th Annual CMA Awards were revealed on Wednesday (Sept. 7) and Lainey Wilson, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce and Chris Stapleton are among the most-nominated.

Wilson, a first-time nominee, leads the pack with a whopping six nominations, including Album of the Year (Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’), Female Vocalist of the Year, Music Video of the Year (“Never Say Never”), Musical Event of the Year (“Never Say Never”), New Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (“Things A Man Oughta Know”).

McBryde, Pearce, Stapleton and songwriter/producer Shane McAnally follow behind with five nods each with Cody Johnson and producer/songwriter Josh Osborne after with four nominations.

Luke Combs, HARDY, Miranda Lambert, Midland, and Carrie Underwood secure three nominations a piece.

Wilson, BRELAND, Walker Hayes, Parker McCollum, and more are first-time CMA Awards nominees.

Stapleton, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, and Luke Combs are vying for the night’s highest honor, Entertainer Of The Year, an award Combs won in 2021.

“It’s thrilling to celebrate these deserving nominees while our industry is returning to live music,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “This year’s slate is impressive, with some nominees logging historic milestones while others are just getting started. No matter what stage in their career, they each bring a unique voice and unforgettable story to life, showing that Country Music is stronger than ever! We look forward to honoring them this November.”

“Country Music’s Biggest Night” will be co-hosted by two-time CMA Entertainer Of The Year Luke Bryan and NFL superstar Peyton Manning.

Tickets for “The 56th Annual CMA Awards” are available now on Ticketmaster.   

The 56th Annual CMA Awards will air LIVE from Nashville on Wednesday, November 9 (8-11 pm EST) on ABC.

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