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Here’s Who’s Performing at the 2017 CMT Music Awards

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As summer fast approaches, the CMT Music Awards have officially announced the first set of performers for the upcoming 2017 ceremony. Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett will all take the stage live on June 7 in Nashville.

Additional performers, guests and presenters are to be announced in the coming weeks, but it was also revealed Monday that the 2017 ceremony will be hosted by Nashville’s Charles Esten, A.K.A. Deacon Claybourne. After being canceled on ABC, the show has found a new home at CMT, where it has come into its own as a drama centered around the country music industry, making Esten a great fit for the emcee duties.

Nominations for the 2017 CMT Awards will be announced May 9, and fan voting begins the same day, continuing through June 5 at 12AM ET.

Hosted by J.J. Watt and Erin Andrews, last year’s awards show lived up to the description of “Country Music’s Loudest Night,” with Carrie Underwood’s epic performance of her tune “Church Bells” and several unique collaborations, including Cassadee Pope with Pitbull and Leona Lewis and Little Big Town with Pharrell.

This year’s performers have all been busy in their respective careers, with Lambert releasing a new double-album in the fall of 2016 and Eldredge and Rhett on the road. Shelton has been hard at work as a coach on NBC’s hit reality singing competition, The Voice.

2017 CMT Music Awards Performers:

Blake Shelton
Brett Eldredge
Florida Georgia Line With the Chainsmokers
Keith Urban With Carrie Underwood
Lady Antebellum With Earth, Wind & Fire
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Thomas Rhett

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