As the crew assembles the stage inside Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena for next Wednesday’s CMA Awards, we now know who’ll be handing out the trophies. Nominees Charles Kelley and Lee Ann Womack will also present, as will reigning New Artist of the Year Brett Eldredge. CMA Country Christmas host Jennifer Nettles, Darius Rucker, and Cole Swindell will try out their skills reading the teleprompter as well.
Some familiar faces from Hollywood will take the stage to pass out CMA trophies, including Kiefer Sutherland and Erika Christensen from the new ABC show Wicked City. Comedian and banjo player Steve Martin will present with Edie Brickell, his collaborator on the 2013 album, Love Has Come for You. This year’s Miss America, Betty Cantrell, and Sports Illustrated cover model Hannah Davis will get in on the action as well.
Reba is set to pull double duty, since she’ll also perform with Brooks & Dunn. A capella vocal group Pentatonix may also sing as they present their category.
Three-time nominee Chris Stapleton has also been added to the CMA Awards performance roster, with a very special guest star to be revealed Monday.
You can see the 49th Annual CMA Awards live from Music City Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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