First Round of Performers for the 55th Annual CMA Awards Announced

First Round of Performers for the 55th Annual CMA Awards Announced

Earlier this week it was announced that Luke Bryan will be handling the hosting duties for this year’s 55th Annual CMA Awards.

Now the first list of performers for this year’s show is announced too…

The first round of performers announced include Jimmie Allen, Brothers Osborne, Eric Church, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton feat. Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards, Ashley McBryde and Carly Pearce, and Blake Shelton!

More announcements are sure to follow…leading up to the 55th CMA Awards on November 10th.

Photos Courtesy of The CMA Awards

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter