BREAKING: Jimmie Allen, Carly Pearce, Ashley McBryde and Blake Shelton Among First Round of 2021 CMA Awards Performers

Jimmie Allen, Carly Pearce, Ashley McBryde, Blake Shelton (1)
Jimmie Allen; Photo Courtesy CMA, Carly Peace; Photo Courtesy CMA, Ashley McBryde; Photo by Katie Kauss, Blake Shelton; Photo Courtesy CMA
Jimmie Allen, Carly Pearce, Ashley McBryde, Blake Shelton (1)

The Country Music Association just revealed the first round of performers for the upcoming 55th Annual CMA Awards, and the lineup is stacked.

Jimmie Allen, Brothers Osborne, Eric Church, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton featuring Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, and Blake Shelton are confirmed to take the stage during the LIVE broadcast from Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 10. 

“Country Music’s Biggest Night” will be hosted by country superstar and American Idol judge Luke Bryan and will air live on Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC.

CMA New Artist of the Year nominee and current “Dancing With The Stars” contestant Allen will perform his hit “Freedom Was A Highway.” Three-time CMA Awards nominated group this year Brothers Osborne will deliver a deeply personal performance from their CMA Album of the Year-nominated Skeletons. Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and five-time nominee this year including Entertainer of the Year again, Church will perform his song “Heart on Fire” from his CMA Album of the Year-nominated Heart. Reigning and two-time consecutive CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Dan + Shay, nominated again in the same category this year, will perform their hit “I Should Probably Go To Bed.”

CMA New Artist of the Year nominee Guyton will welcome rising artists Spencer and Edwards for a collaboration not to be missed from Guyton’s debut album, Remember Her Name. Two-time nominee this year Pearce and three-time nominee this year McBryde will perform their heart-wrenching duet “Never Wanted to Be That Girl.” And 10-time CMA Awards winner Shelton will bring his “Come Back as a Country Boy” to the CMA Awards stage.

Additional performers and presenters for “The 55th Annual CMA Awards” will be revealed in the coming weeks.