A new group of presenters has been added to the lineup for this week's 50th annual CMA Awards, including luminaries from acting and athletics as well as country music.
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Lily Tomlin, Sharon Stone, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Josh Dallas, and Hayley Orrantia will be part of the show, along with the gold medal-winning Final Five Olympics gymnastics team, retired NFL quarterback Petyon Manning and ESPN sportscaster Kirk Herbstreit.
Country stars Barbara Mandell, Lee Greenwood, Cam, Cole Swindell and the Oak Ridge Boys have also been announced, as well as Olivia Newton-John.
The ceremony takes place Wednesday night, Nov. 2, in Nashville and will be broadcast at 8 p.m. EST by ABC. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.