Carrie Underwood, Pitbull, Leona Lewis, Cassadee Pope, Others Confirmed As CMT Music Awards Performers

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Over the past few days, country music fans noticed that Carrie Underwood was featured in the television listings for the June 8 CMT Music Awards.

Underwood’s performance had not, however, been formally announced in a CMT press release. That changed Monday, when the network confirmed that Underwood will perform “Church Bells” at the show.

Underwood is not the only newly confirmed performer. Also added to the bill are Pitbull, Cassadee Pope, and Leona Lewis, who will be uniting for a “can’t-miss performance.”

CMT additionally confirmed Brothers Osborne, LoCash, Maren Morris and Michael Ray as performers on the Firestone side stage. Morris is also joining Keith Urban and Brett Eldredge for a main stage collaboration.

Previously confirmed main stage performers include Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton with The Oak Ridge Boys, Billy Ray Cyrus with Cheap Trick, Dierks Bentley with Elle King, Fifth Harmony with Cam, and the aforementioned Urban-Eldredge-Morris collaboration.

Erin Andrews and JJ Watt co-host the show, which airs this Wednesday at 8PM ET.

Written by Brian Cantor

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