CMA Awards’ New Artist Nominees Will Perform

For the first time since 2008, all five nominees in the CMA Awards ’ new artist category will perform on the show. Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Thompson Square and Chris Young were announced as performers on Tuesday (Oct. 18), while The Band Perry joined the lineup earlier this month. Thompson Square is also nominated in the duo category. Meanwhile The Band Perry is up for vocal group of the year, as well as the single, song and music video categories for “If I Die Young.” The CMA Awards will air live on Nov. 9 on ABC.