Carrie Underwood, Cassadee Pope Added to 2016 CMT Music Awards Lineup
People reports that Underwood will be performing her newest single, "Church Bells." Pope, meanwhile, will collaborate with rapper Pitbull and singer Leona Lewis for a performance of "Messin' Around," Pitbull's recent collaboration with Enrique Iglesias, according to Billboard; CMT Music Awards show producer John Hamlin tells Billboard that Pope and Lewis will be singing Iglesias' part of the tune.
"That’s a classic example of different worlds colliding that is unexpected, but when you see it, it fits. It works," Hamlin says.
Also recently announced as performers are Little Big Town, who will be performing one of the songs from their upcoming Wanderlust album with Pharrell Williams, who produced the project. Additionally, the Brothers Osborne, LoCash, Maren Morris and Michael Ray will be performing on the Firestone Stage.
In addition to these newly revealed performances, Cam and pop group Fifth Harmony will sing a mashup of their songs “Mayday” and “Work From Home,” while Blake Shelton and the Oak Ridge Boys will sing “Doin’ It to a Country Song,” from Shelton’s new record If I’m Honest; Keith Urban and tourmates Maren Morris and Brett Eldredge will perform Urban’s “Wasted Time;” Billy Ray Cyrus is expected to perform with rock band Cheap Trick, to promote his new CMT series Still the King; and Dierks Bentley and Elle King will debut “Different for Girls.” Additionally, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean are all scheduled to perform.
The 2016 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville on June 8 at 8PM ET on CMT.
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