The Country Music Association has revealed the final performer for tonight’s CMA Awards. Country superstar Kelsea Ballerini will take the stage to perform her hit single “hole in the bottle.” Additionally, hosts Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker will debut an emotional, world premiere performance of their “In the Ghetto” collaboration in tribute to Country legend and three-time CMA Awards host Mac Davis. The song, which the pair recorded last month, will be available on all DSPs at midnight EST tonight, following their CMA Awards performance.
Hosted by McEntire and Rucker, Country Music’s Biggest Night™ airs live TONIGHT (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST) from Nashville’s Music City Center on ABC.
Earlier this morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” winners were also revealed early in two categories. Carly Pearce and Lee Brice won CMA Musical Event of the Year for “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” produced by busbee; while Miranda Lambert won CMA Music Video of the Year for “Bluebird,” directed by Trey Fanjoy.
“The 54th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the executive producer. Alan Carter is the director, and David Wild is the head writer.