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Some may be surprised to learn that only seven awards are presented during the annual CMT Music Awards.
However, the country’s biggest stars don’t gather for a simple, brief ceremony, but rather an hour-long event crammed with performances by some of the biggest names in the genre.
This year, country stars like Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Chris Stapleton will take the stage as many artists join forces in duets.
Among those who will team up will be Carrie Underwood and NEEDTOBREATHE, Brothers Osborne and Dierks Bentley, Lauren Alaina and Jon Pardi, and more.
In addition, Lady A will share the stage with Carly Pearce and Gabby Barrett, while Chris Young and Kane Brown will also perform together. Kelsea Ballerini and Paul Klein from LANY as well as Jack Ingram and Jon Randall will share the stage, among others.
Rolling Stone reports that Maren Morris will also be on stage with her “Line by Line” collaborator JP Saxe.
Mickey Guyton will also perform with two different artists: BRELAND and music legend Gladys Knight.
But that’s not all, because six young talents will be performing on the Ram Trucks Side Stage.
According to a press release, Blanco Brown will sing “Nobody’s More Country”, Dylan Scott will sing “Nobody”, Hailey Whitters will sing “Fillin ‘My Cup”, Lainey Wilson will sing “Things a Man Oughta Know”, Niko Moon will perform “GOOD TIME “and Tenille Arts,” Somebody Live That “.
Whitters will also perform the new original song “Brave is Beautiful” during a Ram Trucks commercial.
Ballerini and Brown will host while Morris and Lambert lead the nominations, scoring four goals each.
The show will air on Wednesday June 9th at 8 p.m. EST on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT Australia.