The list of 50th Annual CMA Awards performers has expanded to include seven music legends who have a combined 375 CMA nominations and 94 wins between them. Alabama, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Charley Pride, Reba and George Strait — all former Entertainer of the Year winners — will take the stage November 2nd as the show celebrates its golden anniversary.
"These superstars have been an important part of our legacy and have contributed so much to our current success,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. "We are delighted they are going to be part of this important milestone anniversary."
The superstar seven join previously-announced performers Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Maren Morris, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Miranda Lambert. Underwood and Paisley are returning for the ninth straight year to co-host the show. They follow in the emcee footsteps of four of the newly-announced performers; Brooks & Dunn, Gill, Pride and Reba have all hosted the show in past years.
The 50th Annual CMA Awards will broadcast live from Nashville, Wednesday, November 2nd at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC. See intimate photos of the seven new performers to the CMA roster below, shot in conjunction with the epic "Forever Country" music video, in which all contributed vocals to the mashup of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You," John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" and Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again." [Watch it here.]