SPOILER ALERT: some awards have already been announced and are revealed in this Blog Post!

With the 52nd annual Country Music Association (CMA) awards just hours away, here are a few things and people to look for:

-Performers: Eric Church has been added to the list of performers. Also performing on the show, this year’s Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Ricky Skaggs. Last year’s Entertainer of the Year, Garth Brooks will perform. Asked what he wanted to do, Garth hinged his hopes on performing a new song especially for his wife, Trisha Yearwood (who has a seat front-and-center), a song she hasn’t heard before and won’t hear until Garth does it on the show. At first the CMA basically told Garth, “Thanks, but no thanks.” That position changed just a few weeks ago, so Garth is on. Previously announced performers include Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Luke Combs, Midland, Kacey Musgraves, Old Dominion, The Pistol Annies, Thomas Rhett, show co-host Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Brett Young.

Performances: Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert will probably do their duet “Drowns the Whiskey,” which is nominated for Single, Song and Musical Event of the Year. Bebe Rexha with Florida Georgia Line, who will most likely do their hit “Meant to Be.” The song has broken and set new records on various charts with the guys from Florida Georgia Line admitting the song has become bigger than their huge hit “Cruise.” Dan + Shay with a performance that will include some possibly dangerous stunts. Shay Mooney said their rehearsal for the show took two hours and Dan Smyers added it was because they had to make sure everyone was in the right spot at the right time. And expect a lot of pyro when Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne perform their current hit, “Burning Man.” And there’s always a chance and opportunity for some surprise guests. Among those you may not know will be Carson Peters. Barely a teenager, this fiddle sensation has already performed on some big shows and played with Ricky Skaggs. Sierra Hull is another name you may not know. Originally from the world of bluegrass, she’s been mentored by and befriended by Alison Krauss.   And, of course, there’s Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood’s opening monologue.

Presenters: among the non-country award presenters on the show, look for pop Lionel Richie, actor Dennis Quaid, teen actor Noah Schnapp, teen actress Mackenzie Foy, actress and singer Rita Wilson, Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, and “Dancing With the Stars” regular Sharna Burgess. With the show being telecast on ABC-TV, it’s not unusual at these award shows to have presenters from other shows on the host network for some cross-promoting.

Spoiler Alert: David Lee Murphy and Kenny Chesney have already won for Musical Event with “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.” And Thomas Rhett has already won Video of the Year with “Marry Me.”