Travis Denning, Caylee Hammack, Riley Green & More Join 2020 CMT Music Awards Lineup

The 2020 CMT Music Awards performance lineup just got even bigger with the addition of some of country music’s most…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 7, 2020


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Travis Denning, Caylee Hammack, Riley Green

The 2020 CMT Music Awards performance lineup just got even bigger with the addition of some of country music’s most buzzed-about new artists.

Caylee Hammack, HARDY, Ingrid Andress, Mickey Guyton, Riley Green and Travis Denning are confirmed to perform at the Ram Trucks Side Stage.

The breakout acts are scheduled to perform the following songs:

• Caylee Hammack – “Just Friends”
• HARDY – “One Beer”
• Ingrid Andress – “Lady Like”
• Mickey Guyton – “Heaven Down Here”
• Riley Green – “If It Wasn’t For Trucks”
• Travis Denning – “After A Few”

The newly added artists will join previously announced performers Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and Maren Morris. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 2020 CMT Music Awards, country music’s only entirely fan-voted show, will 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.

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

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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 and her work being featured on 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.