Kane Brown, Maren Morris, Luke Bryan & More To Perform at 2020 CMT Music Awards

Kane Brown, Maren Morris and Luke Bryan are among the just-announced performers for the 2020 CMT Music Awards. Ashley McBryde,…


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September 30, 2020


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Kane Brown, Maren Morris, Luke Bryan

Kane Brown, Maren Morris and Luke Bryan are among the just-announced performers for the 2020 CMT Music Awards.

Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay and Little Big Town are also slated to take the stage during the upcoming show, according to CMT.

All of the performers are also current nominees.

Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett are the top nominees in 2020, each raking in six nominations each.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the awards show was forced to reschedule from June and will now air on October 21 at 8 p.m. CT on CMT as well as on MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop Tv and TV Land. The show is expected to feature “epic outdoor performances in and around Music City,” as per a press release.

The CMT Music Awards are country music’s only entirely fan-voted awards show.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.