Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean performed their emotional duet "If I Didn't Love You" at the CMA Awards. Carrie wore a gothic-inspired dress, while Jason kept it simple in a black outfit. Miranda Lambert kicked off the show with a medley of her hits. Other performers included Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Carly Pearce, Zac Brown Band, Gabby Barrett, and more. Luke Combs premiered a new song, and Jennifer Hudson delivered a stunning tribute to Aretha Franklin. The evening closed with Luke Bryan's performance of his song "Up."