CMA Awards: Pink, Niall Horan are going country with performances

Every modern country star under the sun will be in Nashville next month for the 51st annual CMA Awards — and as always, a few not-so-country stars will be there, too.

This year pop mainstay Pink and One Direction's Niall Horan will perform at the show, which airs live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 8.

Pink is also nominated for her first-ever CMA Award this year. Her duet with Kenny Chesney, "Setting the World on Fire," is up for Musical Event of the Year.

Horan — who's long been a vocal fan of country music — will perform with Maren Morris on the show. The two artists just released a new duet, "Seeing Blind," and Morris will open for Horan on tour next year.

 

Other recently added performers include Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Keith Urban and what the CMA is calling "an unprecedented opening collaboration" with Urban, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker and others.

The show also will feature several more duets — Kelsea Ballerini and Reba McEntire, Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley and Kane Brown — plus Garth Brooks, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood.

The 51st annual CMA Awards air live on ABC at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8.

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