The only thing as anticipated as Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood's jokes at the CMA Awards are the musical acts, and the first 2015 CMA Awards performers have been revealed! Two big collaborations will help fill a broadcast that regularly relies on dozens of country performances.

Hank Williams Jr. and Eric Church are going to kick off he 2015 CMA Awards, performing the very first song from Williams' next project. It's going to be the Waylon Jennings song "Are You Ready for the Country?" that begins the ABC broadcast. Thomas Rhett will collaborate with pop-rockers Fall Out Boy later in the night. Underwood and Paisley are also listed as performers on the CMA website.

One can expect all Entertainer of the Year nominees to perform, in addition to most of the remaining country superstars and hitmakers from the past 12 months. Little Big Town, Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert notched the most nominations, while Luke Bryan, Church and Garth Brooks join Chesney and Lambert in the big category.

The 2015 CMA Awards begin at 8PM ET on Nov. 4.

2015 CMA Awards Performers:

Blake Shelton
Brad Paisley
Brooks & Dunn with Reba McEntire
Carrie Underwood
Chris Stapleton with Justin Timberlake
Dierks Bentley with electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling
Florida Georgia Line
Hank Williams Jr. with Eric Church, "Are You Ready for the Country"
Jason Aldean
Kacey Musgraves
Keith Urban with John Mellencamp
Kenny Chesney
Kelsea Ballerini
Little Big Town
Luke Bryan
Maddie & Tae
Miranda Lambert
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett with Fall Out Boy
Zac Brown Band

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