November 2, 2016


Beyoncé to Perform at CMA Awards Tonight: Will We Get a 'Daddy Lessons' Collab?

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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch

The 50th Country Music Association Awards will be televised live from Nashville tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, and they're set to feature a surprise appearance from Beyoncé, according to CMT.

We're assuming it's related to her twangy Lemonade track "Daddy Lessons." The Dixie Chicks covered the tune a week after Bey's visual album dropped last spring:

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are co-hosting.

At last year's CMAs, Justin Timberlake famously joined New Artist of the Year/Album of the Year–winner Chris Stapleton for a medly of "Tennessee Whiskey" and "Drink You Away."

The full CMAs performers list Beyoncé joins is absolutely enormous:

Carrie Underwood
Dierks Bentley and Elle King doing “Different for Girls”
Eric Church
Maren Morris
Keith Urban
Brad Paisley
Kelsea Ballerini doing “Peter Pan”
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood doing a country duets medley
Luke Bryan, “Move”
Florida Georgia Line
Miranda Lambert
Little Big Town
Tim McGraw
Kacey Musgraves
Brooks & Dunn and Jason Aldean, “Brand New Man”
Vince Gill
Alan Jackson
Reba McEntire
Charley Pride
George Strait
Randy Travis
Charlie Daniels
Ricky Skaggs
Roy Clark
Clint Black
Jennifer Nettles and Pentatonix doing “Jolene”
Martina McBride
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Dwight Yoakam

As to how the hell they fit all those people into a single awards show, we're definitely tuning in to find out.