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Some of the most popular and iconic women in country music will unite for the opening performance at The 53rd Annual CMA Awards.

The number, led by Carrie Underwood, Reba and Dolly Parton, will also feature Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, The Highwomen (comprised of Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires), Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker and Gretchen Wilson.

The CMAs will also feature an additional performance from Kelsea Ballerini, joined by fellow breakthrough artists Lindsay Ell, Maddie & Tae, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce and Runaway June.

The CMA posted to Instagram: “This year’s #CMAawards will open with a history-making performance celebrating legendary women in Country Music featuring @TerriClarkMusic, @SaraEvansMusic, @TheCrystalGayle, @TheHighWomen (comprised of @BrandiCarlile, Natalie Hemby, @MarenMorris and @AmandaPearlShires), @MartinaMcBride, @Reba McEntire, @JenniferNettles, @DollyParton, @TheTanyaTucker, @CarrieUnderwood and @GretchenWilson27!! You cannot miss the beginning of the show next Wednesday starting at 8|7c on @ABCNetwork.”

The 53rd Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, celebrates legendary women in Country Music throughout the broadcast, airing live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, November 13 at 8/7c on ABC.