Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Kelly Clarkson, and a Loretta Lynn tribute will all perform at the CMA Awards.
The Country Music Association revealed the first round of performers for the 2022 CMA Awards on Tuesday, less than two weeks before the Nov.
9 ceremony, and they include Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen, and Lainey Wilson.
An all-star homage to the late Loretta Lynn will kick off the show. Carly Pearce, the Zac Brown Band, Jimmie Allen, Kelly Clarkson, Hardy, and the show's co-host Luke Bryan have all been confirmed as performers.
Peyton Manning and Chris Bryan will emcee the 56th annual edition of the event, which will be broadcast from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on ABC on November 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
The CMA also revealed the songs for this first round of performers, many of which had collaborations that had their roots in more recent releases.
For instance, Ballerini will perform "You're Drunk, Go Home," a female bar anthem from her most recent album, with Pearce and Clarkson, two other musicians who worked as a trio with her on the song.
Wilson and Hardy will perform their current duet, "Wait in the Car," which is about domestic abuse.
King, a blues singer-guitarist, will perform with the Brown Band live alongside Allen, the current CMA new artist of the year, on their song "Out in the Middle," as he does on their album.
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