Luke Bryan, Gabby Barrett, Thomas Rhett & More Added To 2021 CMA Awards Performance Lineup

Luke Bryan, Gabby Barrett, Thomas Rhett
Luke Bryan, Gabby Barrett, Thomas Rhett; Photos Courtesy CMA/ABC
Luke Bryan, Gabby Barrett, Thomas Rhett

As the anticipation for “Country Music’s Biggest” night continues to build, the Country Music Association just unveiled a new round of performers for the star-studded broadcast. 

Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley feat. BRELAND and HARDY, Luke Bryan, Jennifer Hudson, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, and Zac Brown Band have been added to the already stacked CMA Awards performance lineup. 

The newly-added artists join previously announced performers Jason Aldean and Carrie UnderwoodLuke CombsMiranda LambertOld DominionChris Stapleton, and Chris Young and Kane Brown, Jimmie AllenBrothers OsborneEric ChurchDan + ShayMickey Guyton featuring Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, and Blake Shelton.

The 55th Annual CMA Awards 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.

 Four-time CMA Awards nominee this year Barrett performs her chart-topping hit “The Good Ones.” Three-time CMA Awards winner and two-time nominee this year, Bentley welcomes collaborators; tour mate and Platinum artist/songwriter BRELAND and CMA New Artist of the Year nominee this year HARDY for their laidback single “Beers On Me.” Two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year winner and nominee this year in the CMA Musical Event of the Year category, Bryan performs his new single “Up.”


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Singer, actress and star of the acclaimed Aretha Franklin biographical musical drama Respect, Hudson will perform on the CMA Awards stage for the first time. Two-time CMA Awards winner and a nominee this year in the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year category, Thomas Rhett performs his chart-topping single “Country Again.” Twelve-time CMA Awards winner Urban performs his new single “Wild Hearts,” and CMA Award-winning group Zac Brown Band, nominated this year in the CMA Vocal Group of the Year category, takes the CMA Awards stage to perform their unifying song “Same Boat.”

Click HERE to view a full list of CMA Awards nominees.