Carly Pearce, Walker Hayes, More Confirmed For CMT Awards Side Stage Performances

The rising stars will perform on the Ram Trucks Side Stage.

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Keeping with the formula from recent years, the 2018 CMT Music Awards will feature a handful of “side stage” performances showcasing up-and-coming artists.

Thursday, CMT revealed the identities of those artists.

Carly Pearce, Devin Dawson, LANCO, Russell Dickerson and Walker Hayes are slated to perform on the Ram Trucks Side Stage this year.

They join a bill that includes main stage performers Blake Shelton; Carrie Underwood; Chris Stapleton; Dan + Shay; Darius Rucker; featuring Charles Kelley, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan; Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne; Florida Georgia Line; Jason Aldean; Kelly Clarkson; Kelsea Ballerini; Little Big Town; Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt.

The members of Little Big Town are also hosting the show, which airs at 8PM ET on June 6.

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