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Luke Combs, Maren Morris + more announced as first round of 2021 CMT Music Awards performers

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On Wednesday, CMT announced the first round of performers set to take the stage at the 2021 CMT Music Awards. Luke Combs and Chris Stapleton are both on the lineup, which features a number of powerhouse duet performances.

Maren Morris will take the stage alongside Canadian singer-songwriter JP Saxe. Maren, who’s among the most-nominated acts at this year’s CMT Awards, collaborated with JP on the 2021 release, “Line by Line.”

Meanwhile, Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne — who previously joined forces for the hit 2018 single “Burning Man” — will perform together onstage. Miranda Lambert will bring her Texas-based trio, also consisting of songwriters Jon Randall and Jack Ingram, to the stage, presumably to perform music off their recently-released project, The Marfa Tapes.

Mickey Guyton is also a CMT Music Awards performer. She’s hitting the stage with soul legend Gladys Knight for what will likely be one of the evening’s most-anticipated performances.

The 2021 CMT Music Awards will take place Wednesday, June 9 at 8 p.m., broadcast live from Nashville. Nominees were announced last week, with Maren and Miranda clocking in as the most-mentioned artists, with four nominations apiece.

Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown will co-host the show. Additional performers and presenters are set to be revealed in the weeks ahead. Fan voting is currently open.

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