Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert + More Added to 2018 CMA Performers Lineup
Even more artists have joined the star-studded list of country performers scheduled to appear at the 2018 CMA Awards. Just-announced additions to the lineup include Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert, Garth Brooks, Luke Combs, Midland and Brett Young.
The seven newly announced artists join a formidable collection of performers already slotted to perform, including Dierks Bentley and the Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha, Kacey Musgraves, the Pistol Annies and Thomas Rhett, whose appearances were all announced on Oct. 24. Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are also scheduled to appear onstage during the event, billed as Country Music's Biggest Night.
Many of the performers are also nominated for awards during the ceremony. The awards ceremony is shaping up to be an especially busy evening for Lambert, who is not only in the running for awards in the categories of Female Vocalist and Musical Event of the Year, but will hit the stage solo in addition to appearing with her trio, the Pistol Annies.
At a press event earlier in the month, Brooks suggested that he wasn't originally scheduled to perform during the ceremony, although he'd been hoping to debut a new song dedicated to his wife, fellow country star Trisha Yearwood. There is no word yet on whether his addition to the bill means that country fans -- and of course, Yearwood -- can look forward to hearing a new song from the superstar during the ceremony.
The 2018 CMA Awards are scheduled to air on ABC on Nov. 14, at 8PM ET; the ceremony will take place live at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, and Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will co-host for the 11th consecutive year.
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