CMA Awards Announce Show Will Include A Jimmy Buffett Tribute
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The Country Music Association Awards will take place on Wednesday, November 8th and on Wednesday (Oct. 31), they announced the second round of performers.
The 57th annual CMA Awards will be emceed by Luke Bryan and NFL icon Peyton Manning, and is scheduled to be held at Bridgestone Arena.
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It is an awards show, so here are some things you should know about who is nominated!
Lainey Wilson, leads the pack with a whopping nine nominations. As a reminder, she is the reigning Female Vocalist of the Year. Jelly Roll is not far being with five nominations, while both Luke Combs and HARDY each have four. Jordan Davis, Ashley McBryde, Chris Stapleton and Morgan Wallen each have three nods.
Five artists earned their first-ever nominations, while Jo Dee Messina is nominated for the first time in 21 years thanks to her collaboration with Cole Swindell for “She Had Me At Heads Carolina.”
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On October 25th, the CMA revealed their first round of performers! We now know that Jelly Roll will open the show with his song “Need A Favor,” and he will be back on stage to sing a tribute to The Judds with K. Michelle. Old Dominon, Megan Maroney, Carly Pearce, Tanya Tucker, and Little Big Town will all be performing, while Chris Stapleton will take the stage twice!
On October 31st, the second round of performers were announced and it is looking to be an exciting show as TEN more performances were revealed! See the full list of performers here.
One stand-out moment that we are excited for is the Jimmy Buffett tribute which will be given by Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Mac McAnally, and Zac Brown Band.
Buffett passed away on September 1st at the age of 76 and these four artists are the perfect people to pay tribute to Buffett and the legacy he left behind. Jackson and Buffett worked together many times on songs like “It’s Five O’ Clock Somewhere” and “Boats to Build.” Zac Brown Band and Buffett teamed up for the song “Knee Deep” in 2011, while Chesney and Buffett worked together quite a few times and collaborated on the song “Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season.”
We can’t wait to watch this tribute, we know Jimmy would have loved it.