The CMA Awards on Nov. 13 will celebrate legendary women in country music throughout its broadcast.
The show will kick off with a decades-spanning medley by Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton that will also feature Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, The Highwomen (Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires), Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker and Gretchen Wilson.
In addition, Kelsea Ballerini will be joined by Lindsay Ell, Maddie & Tae, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce and Runaway June to perform an iconic Song of the Year and Single of the Year featuring Little Big Town.
Previously announced performers include Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Dolly Parton with for King & Country and Zach Williams, Pink and Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Brooks & Dunn with Brothers Osborne, Garth Brooks with Blake Shelton, Dan + Shay, Kacey Musgraves with Willie Nelson, Lady Antebellum with Halsey, Old Dominion, Blake Shelton and Thomas Rhett.
Presenters for the 53rd annual CMA Awards on Nov. 13 include Bobby Bones, Hannah Brown, Deana Carter, Kristin Chenoweth, Janie Fricke, Jim Gaffigan, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, Midland, Craig Morgan, Jennifer Nettles, Madelaine Petsch, J.B. Smoove, Pam Tillis, Morgan Wallen and Trisha Yearwood.
Hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guests Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, the CMA Awards will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. CT on ABC.
photos: Carrie Underwood & Dolly Parton by Curtis Hilbun; Reba McEntire by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com