Nearly two dozen artists will perform during the 2020 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday night (Oct. 21). Rather than being live onstage at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, however, Sam HuntMaren MorrisDan + Shay and more will be performing in pre-taped segments from throughout Music City.

Kane Brown and Ashley McBryde -- who are co-hosting the 2020 CMT Music Awards along with actor Sarah Hyland -- are also in the show's performance lineup, as are Little Big TownLuke BryanShania Twain, Gabby Barrett and Morgan Wallen. Additionally, Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey, Jimmie Allen and Noah Cyrus, and Luke Combs and Brooks & Dunn are set for collaborative performances.

Performances for the 2020 CMT Music Awards were taped, the Tennessean reports, at Bicentennial Park in downtown Nashville; Sycamore Farms in Arrington, Tenn.; Ruskin Cave in Dickson County and the Estate at Cherokee Dock, a Wilson County events space that is Reba McEntire's former home. Country newcomers Ingrid Andress, HardyCaylee Hammack, Mickey Guyton, Riley Green and Travis Denning will be performing from the Ram Trucks Side Stage.

McBryde and Dan + Shay are among the most-nominated artists at the 2020 CMT Music Awards, along with Ballerini, Combs, Hunt and Thomas RhettNominees for the fan-voted show, to be hosted by Kane Brown, actor Sarah Hyland and two additional celebrities, were announced on Sept. 23; voting for Video of the Year is still open at

The 2020 CMT Music Awards were rescheduled from June due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and will now air on Oct. 21 at 8PM CT on CMT as well as MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop TV and TV Land.

2020 CMT Music Awards Performers

Jimmie Allen and Noah Cyrus
Ingrid Andress, "Lady Like"
Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey
Gabby Barrett
Kane Brown
Luke Bryan
Luke Combs and Brooks & Dunn
Dan + Shay
Travis Denning, "After a Few"
Mickey Guyton, "Heaven Down Here"
Riley Green, "If It Wasn't for Trucks"
Caylee Hammack, "Just Friends"
Hardy, "One Beer"
Sam Hunt
Little Big Town
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Shania Twain
Morgan Wallen

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