2022 CMA Awards Performer Lineup – Billboard

The first set of performers for the 56th annual CMA Awards was announced Tuesday morning (October 25), and it includes a mix of veteran hitmakers and up-and-coming artists.

This year’s lineup of artists includes Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, HARDY, Marcus King, Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson and Zac Brown Band. This year’s show will be co-hosted by two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year winner Bryan and NFL star Peyton Manning.

The 56th Annual CMA Awards will air on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from Nashville. The ABC show will open with a tribute to the late singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn. Bryan will perform his new single ‘Country On’, while current five-time contestant Carly Pearce will perform a song from her recent album 29: Written in Stone.

Lambert, the most nominated female artist in CMA Awards history, who has three nominations this year including Artist of the Year, will perform “Geraldene” from her album palominonominated for album of the year.

Underwood, who also has three nominations this year including Artist of the Year, will perform her new single “Hate My Heart.” As previously confirmed by BillboardBallerini will team up with Pearce and Clarkson to perform Ballerini’s new song “You’re Drunk, Go Home.”

Wallen, who this year receives his first CMA Artist of the Year nomination, will perform his latest chart-topping “You Proof.” This year’s three-time CMA Awards nominee HARDY will be joined by Wilson, this year’s top nominee with six nods, for their “wait in the truck” duet.

Meanwhile, CMA Vocal Group of the Year nominee Zac Brown Band will team up with new reigning CMA Artist of the Year Allen and blues guitarist King to perform the single “Out in the Middle.” Additional CMA performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the awards go on sale today at 11 a.m. ET through Ticketmaster. The winners of this year’s awards ceremony will be determined in a final ballot by eligible voting CMA members. The third and final ballot is now open for CMA members, with voting for the final ballot set to close on Friday, October 28 at 7 p.m. ET.

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