2018 CMA Performances: Full List
Luke Bryan was first and Eric Church was the last performance at the 2018 CMA Awards, and in between came a whole mess of country sub-genres. Traditional country, pop-country, bluegrass and country-rock were all represented at the annual awards show. It was a diverse, emotional night filled with a heck of a lot of ballads.
What separated this year's CMA Awards performances from years past was the depth of songs. Jason Aldean, Brett Young, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks and Kacey Musgraves were some of the artists who picked slow songs for the show. Wednesday night (Nov. 14) did offer a few all-out jams, of course — Keith Urban and Brad Paisley were two who were particularly rowdy. The all-star Ricky Skaggs jam was something to behold. We loved Pistol Annies.
Below is a list of every performance from the CMA Awards, with links for more details and some video or pictures. Find your favorite and then watch our Top 5 CMA Moments video to see if your No. 1 is our No. 1.
2018 CMA Awards Performances List:
Brad Paisley, "Bucked Off"
Brett Young, "Mercy"
Carrie Underwood, "Love Wins"
Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris + Mavis Staples Medley
Dan + Shay, "Tequila"
Eric Church, "Desperate Man"
Garth Brooks, "Strong Than Me"
Jason Aldean Feat. Miranda Lambert, "Drowns the Whiskey"
Kacey Musgraves, "Slow Burn"
Keith Urban, "Never Comin' Down"
Kelsea Ballerini, "Miss Me More"
Luke Bryan and Friends, "What Makes You Country?"
Pistol Annies, "Got My Name Changed Back"
Ricky Skaggs and Friends, Three Song Medley
Thomas Rhett, "Life Changes"
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