Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, More Performing At 2018 CMA Awards

ABC confirms a handful of performers for the CMAs.

Kelsea Ballerini will be appearing at Mickey's 90th Spectacular on ABC | Photo by Troy Harvey/ABC

ABC just revealed performers for the 2018 CMA Awards. The list, predictably, includes some of the country genre’s biggest names.

Set to take the stage on November 14 are Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.

Underwood, as previously reported, will also be hosting the show with Brad Paisley. The Underwood-Paisley tandem is celebrating its 11th year in the emcee role.

ABC will air the awards from 8-11PM ET on the 14th. Additional performers will be announced soon.

Written by Brian Cantor

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