The 2021 CMA Awards just added a lot more star power. A new round of performers was just announced, including Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Old Dominion, and Chris Young with Kane Brown.
Aldean and Underwood will perform their No. 1 hit, “If I Didn’t Love You,” while Young and Brown will sing their own recent chart-topper, “Famous Friends.” Old Dominion will sing their current single, “I Was On A Boat,” and Stapleton will sing “Cold.”
The newly-added performers join a previously announced list that includes Jimmie Allen, Brothers Osborne, Eric Church, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton featuring Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, and Blake Shelton.
“The CMA Awards is one of the biggest nights of the year for country music,” Bryan says of his role. “Being asked to host the CMA Awards was definitely something I put a lot of thought into before answering. The pressure that comes along with that can be overwhelming, but knowing I get to help honor and celebrate so many of my friends, I knew it was something I couldn’t turn down. I mean, growing up in Georgia, I remember watching Vince Gill, Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Rogers, Barbara Mandrell, to name a few. They were so good.
“And then becoming a part of this amazing country music family and sitting on the front row while Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker took the reins, all of these artists are heroes and friends, and I am honored to have my name included in this group,” he adds. “I’m looking forward to making it fun and memorable and using this platform to continue to make country music shine.”
The 2021 CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, on Wednesday, November 10, at 8:00 PM ET on ABC.