JASON ALDEAN WITH MIRANDA LAMBERT GARTH BROOKS, LUKE COMBS, MIDLAND, AND BRETT YOUNG ADDED AS PERFORMERS FOR “THE 52nd ANNUAL CMA AWARDS”

01/11/2018

NASHVILLE – Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert, Garth Brooks, Luke Combs, Midland and Brett Young join the exciting lineup of performers for “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” hosted for the 11th consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network. 

Previously announced performers for the CMA Awards include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, Kacey Musgraves, Old Dominion, Pistol Annies, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Aldean is a 17-time CMA Awards nominee and two-time winner. He returns this year with his fourth Entertainer of the Year nomination, third Musical Event of the Year nomination for “Drowns the Whiskey” with Lambert, and third Single of the Year nomination.

Brooks is a 33-time CMA Awards nominee and 13-time winner. He is the reigning Entertainer of the Year and currently holds the record for most Entertainer of the Year awards with six wins since his first nomination in the category in 1991.

Combs received his first CMA Awards nomination last year and returns this year with nods in the Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year categories.

Lambert is the most decorated Female Vocalist of the Year with seven wins. She is a 13-time career CMA Awards winner and 47-time nominee. She returns this year with her 12th nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year, sixth nomination for Musical Event of the Year and seventh Single of the Year nod.

Midland are first-time CMA Awards nominees this year, receiving nominations for New Artist of the Year, Single of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year. 

Young is a two-time CMA Awards nominee, returning this year with a nomination in the New Artist of the Year category.

PeopleTV, the advertiser-supported OTT streaming service from PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly, will live stream its CMA Awards Red Carpet pre-show, “PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Red Carpet Live: CMA Awards,” beginning at 5:30 PM/ET (4:30 PM/CT). The show will wrap before the ceremony begins at 8:00PM ET (7:00 PM/CT).

PEOPLE Executive Editor, Cynthia Sanz, and hosts of PeopleTV’s daily newsmagazine “PEOPLE Now,” Jeremy Parsons and Andrea Boehlke, will host the Red Carpet pre-show from multiple locations on the Red Carpet. The show will stream live on PEOPLE.com and EW.com, PEOPLE’s Facebook and Twitter and Entertainment Weekly’s Facebook and Twitter, in addition to the free PeopleTV app, available on iOS and Android devices, and distributed across Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, fuboTV, Philo, The Roku Channel, Roku Players, Xfinity and Xumo.

“The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Gary Halvorson is the Director and David Wild is the Head Writer.

For more information on “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” please visit CMAawards.com and follow CMA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Fans can listen to music featuring the CMA Awards nominees and performers, on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, and Vevo. To celebrate “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” the official merchandise line featuring tees, sweatshirts and other gifts is now available online

**Suggested tweet**: More #CMAawards performers announced for Nov. 14 on ABC: @Jason_Aldean with @MirandaLambert, @GarthBrooks, @LukeCombs, @MidlandOfficial & @BrettYoungMusic. @PeopleTV will live stream the Red Carpet at 5:30 PM/ET on the free PeopleTV app, PEOPLE.com, EW.com, Facebook & Twitter. 

About CMA Awards
The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC is the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas.”

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