The performers and nominees aren’t the only ones bringing the star capacity to this year’s CMA Awards!
Blue grass music’s biggest night announced its star-studded lineup of moderators on Thursday, and the program includes a progression of athletes, musicians, actors and TV personalities.
Country stars Wynonna Judd, Jeannie Seely, Reba McEntire and Tyler Hubbard will all take the stage, as will nominees Lady A, BRELAND, Lainey Wilson, Jordan Davis and Parker McCollum.
Actors Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon, who will soon star as Tammy Wynette and George Jones in the Paramount+ series George and Tammy will also present, as will HGTV stars Ben and Erin Napier, Yellowstone star Cole Hauser, Amber Earthy colored actress and Gray’s Anatomy alum Sarah Drew, Big Sky actor Rex Linn and Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts.
The 56th Annual CMA Awards will be facilitated by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, and the ceremony will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 9.
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Watchers can expect performers from stars like Luke Brushes, Cody Johnson, Reba McEntire, Cole Swindell, Luke Bryan, Carly Pearce, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Morgan Wallen.
There will also be a progression of collaborations as well; Thomas Rhett and Katy Perry will sing their hit “Where We Started” together, while Elle King and The Black Keys will honor the late Jerry Lee Lewis with “Great Balls of Fire.”
Brothers Osborne and The War and Treaty will also perform together, as will Chris Stapleton and Patty Cold. Ashley McBryde is also set to cover Linda Ronstadt’s “When Will I Be Adored” with assistance from Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack, Pillbox Patti and John Osborne.
Kelsea Ballerini, Kelly Clarkson and Carly Pearce will take the stage together, as will Zac Earthy colored Band with Jimmie Allen and Marcus King, and HARDY and Lainey Wilson, who has the most nominations for the evening. The show will start off with an all-star accolade for late country legend Loretta Lynn, who died on Oct. 4 at age 90.
The 56th annual CMA Awards will air on ABC on Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. ET.