The 2019 CMA Awards just announced its first round of performers and, y’all, it’s shaping up to be one heck of a show. One of country music’s biggest nights, the ceremony will feature musical talents ranging from newcomers to icons, country to pop, and everything in between — and this is just the initial slate of performers to be announced. In addition to just-announced artists like Pink and Carrie Underwood, the show is expected to reveal more acts as the Nov. 13 air date gets closer.
So, who do we have to look forward to so far? The Country Music Association revealed on Wednesday that country singers Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris and Keith Urban will be performing, along with icons Reba McEntire and bluesy-country-rocker Chris Stapleton, pop singer Pink and country-pop crossover star Maren Morris — who might be sporting a cute new bump, considering she just announced she’s expecting her first child.
And some of these performances will be unlikely (but amazing) duos. Parton will be joined onstage by Christian music artists For King & Country and Zach Williams for a gospel medley of “God Only Knows,” “There Was Jesus,” and an unreleased Parton track titled “Faith.” Pink and Stapleton will also collaborate, performing their duet “Love Me Anyway.”
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Other big performances of the night will include Underwood, who is up for CMA Entertainer of the Year and who will sing “Drinking Alone.” Church, who is nominated in the same category, will sing “Some of It,” while Lambert will belt out “It All Come out in the Wash.” And, get ready, because McEntire will likely bring down the whole house when she performs her legendary track “Fancy.”
The 53rd annual CMA Awards will air live on Wednesday, November 13th, at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.