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Randy Travis, Chris Stapleton to Perform at 2016 CMA Awards

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Just weeks after being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Randy Travis will take the stage for his first public performance since suffering a devastating stroke.

Travis made headlines for his heartfelt rendition of “Amazing Grace” at the Hall of Fame Induction ceremony earlier this month. Now, he and fellow inductee Charlie Daniels are set to join an already impressive lineup.

Chris Stapleton, who has had a record year following his surprise sweep last year, will also supply a live performance at the show. Ricky Skaggs, Roy Clark, Clint Black, Jason Aldean, Jennifer Nettles, Martina McBride, Thomas Rhett, Elle King, pop a cappella group Pentatonix and Dwight Yoakam will also perform.

“The 50th Annual CMA Awards will certainly reflect our history, but it is equally important to recognize our current nominees and the hits of today,” Sarah Trahern, CMA chief executive officer, told Parade.

Former Entertainer of the Year winners George Strait, Alabama, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire and Charley Pride are also tapped to perform. Current chart toppers Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, Maren Morris and Dierks Bentley were previously announced as performers at the ceremony.

You can watch the 50th annual CMA Awards broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. central on ABC.

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