Dierks Bentley & Elle King, Billy Ray Cyrus & Cheap Trick Performances Confirmed For CMT Awards

Dierks Bentley [Press Photo | The Green Room]

CMT announced two additional collaborations for its annual CMT Music Awards ceremony.

Per a press release from the network, the June 8 ceremony will feature joint performances from Dierks Bentley and Elle King and Billy Ray Cyrus and Cheap Trick.

Bentley and King will obviously perform their new, collaborative single “Different For Girls.” CMT did not confirm a song selection for the Cyrus-Cheap Trick performance, beyond noting they will unite for a “killer mash-up.”

Previously confirmed collaborations include Cam with Fifth Harmony, Blake Shelton with The Oak Ridge Boys, and Keith Urban with Maren Morris and Brett Eldredge.

Other announced performers are Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Thomas Rhett.

Erin Andrews and JJ Watt are co-hosting the show.

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