Chrissy Metz will sing for Luke Combs, Sam Hunt to salute Reba at CMT Artists of the Year

Among the performers being set for Wednesday’s “CMT Artists of the Year” telecast, “This Is Us” actress Chrissy Metz has been slated to perform a salute to one of the annual honorees, Luke Combs. Sam Hunt and Lady Antebellum will team up to do the same for an artist who’s getting a lifetime achievement award, Reba McEntire.

Metz is not a complete newcomer to prime-time awards show performances or even country awards telecasts: The actress sang with Carrie Underwood on this year’s ACM Awards show in April, singing “I’m Standing With You,” a song she recorded for the soundtrack of her drama “Breakthrough.”

The 90-minute show has also set performances by a good number of the honorees themselves: Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett and Ashley McBryde, the last of whom has been named “Breakout Artist of the Year.”

Another “This Is Us” personality, Lonnie Chavis, is on board as a presenter, as are TV/radio personality Bobby Bones, Lonnie Chavis and hit duo Maddie & Tae. Vince Gill will present McEntire her lifetime honor.

CMT Artists of the Year” airs live from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.

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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Carrie Underwood attends the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Maren Morris attends the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: (L-R) Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook of musical group Little Big Town attend the 2019 CMT Music Award at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans attend the 2019 CMT Music Award at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Thomas Rhett attends the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage,)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Jessie James Decker attends the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Eric Decker and Jessie James Decker attend the 2019 CMT Music Award at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Luke Bryan attends the 2019 CMT Music Awards - Executives at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Trisha Yearwood attends the 2019 CMT Music Award at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Brandi Carlile attends the 2019 CMT Music Award at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage,)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Sarah Hyland attends the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Dan Smyers (L) and Shay Mooney the musical group Dan + Shay attend the 2019 CMT Music Award at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Lauren Alaina attends the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Katelyn Jae and Kane Brown attend the 2019 CMT Music Award at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Dierks Bentley attends the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell attend the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage,)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Maddie & Tae attend the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Sheryl Crow attends the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Cole Swindell attends the 2019 CMT Music Award at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Kate Bosworth attends the 2019 CMT Music Award at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Caroline Boyer and Luke Bryan attend the 2019 CMT Music Award at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage,)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: (L-R) Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris and Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men attend the 2019 CMT Music Award at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Michelle Monaghan attends the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Carly Pearce attends the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: RaeLynn attends the 2019 CMT Music Award at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Morgan Evans attends the 2019 CMT Music Awards - Arrivals at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd attend the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Cassadee Pope attends the 2019 CMT Music Award at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Brett Young attends the 2019 CMT Music Award at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher attend the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Mitchell Tenpenny and Meghan Patrick attend the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: JWoww attends the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage,)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Russell Dickerson attends the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Luke Combs attends the 2019 CMT Music Award at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: (L-R) Hannah Mulholland, Naomi Cooke and Jennifer Wayne of Runaway June attend the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Leah Turner attends the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Chris Lane attends the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage,)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Abby Law, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay, and Hannah Billingsley attend the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Nancy O'Dell attends the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Brooke Hogan attends the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Chris Lucas and Preston Brust of LOCASH attend the 2019 CMT Music Awards - Arrivals at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Natalie Stovall attends the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Hunter Hayes attends the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage,)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: John Osborne and T.J. Osborne of musical duo Brothers Osborne attend the 2019 CMT Music Award at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage,)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans attend the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Lauren Akins and Thomas Rhett attend the 2019 CMT Music Awards - Arrivals at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Sam Palladio and Cassadee Pope attend the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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