Lainey Wilson, Megan Moroney, Jelly Roll, and Luke Bryan Performers from the first round of the CMA Awards

Nov. 8 live broadcast of the 57th annual awards from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on ABC is scheduled. This year’s inaugural round of performers includes the two acts who are most nominated for CMA Awards.  

The top contender this year with nine nominations, Lainey Wilson, and Jelly Roll, who has five nominations, will both perform at the 57th annual CMA Awards, which will be broadcast live on ABC from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 8. 

Along with two-time CMA entertainer of the year winner Luke Bryan, who is one of this year’s co-hosts, the star-studded lineup includes performances by Little Big Town, K. Michelle,  

Old Dominion, Chris Stapleton, Carly Pearce, Megan Moroney, and Tanya Tucker, who was recently inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. 

Even though Jelly Roll has never performed at the CMA Awards before, he will have two slots during the event Lainey Wilson. He will open with his Billboard No. 1 Country Airplay single, “Need a Favor,” which peaked at number one on the charts.  

He will collaborate with R&B singer K. Michelle later on in the show to pay homage to The Judds, showcasing the group’s iconic song “Love Can Build a Bridge.” 

A Tribute to the Judds, a forthcoming Judds tribute album, has a rendition of “Love Can Build a Bridge” recorded by Jelly Roll, K. Michelle, and The Fisk Jubilee Singers. It will be released on October 27. 

Wilson will play “Wildflowers and Wild Horses.” Wilson received her first nomination this year for the coveted entertainer of the year award.

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