First Round of CMA Awards Performers Announced


The CMA Awards are starting to divulge the information that is on everyone’s minds: Who is performing this year at the November 4th show?

The first two performers have been announced, and Eric Church and Hank Williams, Jr. will take the stage at one of country music’s most star-studded events of the year. The two will collaborate on the Bridgestone Arena stage, performing “Are You Read for the Country,” Hank Williams, Jr.’s first song on label Nash Icon.

Sarah Trahern, the Chief Executive Officer of CMA promised a “great night of entertainment,” sharing that this pairing is just the start to a tremendous roster of appearances.

If you don’t see the first 15 minutes of the CMA Awards live, you will be grasping for straws at the proverbial watercooler the next morning. It is that good, and it is just the beginning of a great night of entertainment.

The song Church and Williams, Jr. will perform was written and originally recorded by Neil Young (1972), and was later covered by Waylon Jennings in 1976. The Awards’ Executive Producer, Robert Deaton, believes it is the perfect song to start the night.

[The song] is the perfect narrative for the night. It sets up musically everything that is going to happen for the rest of the show.

The 2015 CMA Awards will air live from Nashville on November 4th at 8:00pm ET on ABC.