Maren Morris and Gabby Barrett back out of CMT performances

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Two of country's biggest female stars are NOT performing anymore at the CMT Music Awards this Wednesday (June 9).Maren Morris told fans via Instagram stories on Monday, June 7 that she is sitting out. She was scheduled to perform “Line By Line” alongside her friend and collaborator JP Saxe.“Due to a scheduling conflict, I will not be performing at the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday,” Morris said. “I know JP Saxe will slay it and I am so excited for his album to come out soon!”Maren leads the way with 4 nods, including Female Video Of The Year (“To Hell & Back”), Collaborative Video Of The Year (“Chasing After You” w/ husband Ryan Hurd) and two nods in the Video Of The Year category.Gabby Barrett also pulled herself out of performing sharing on her IG stories that due to “personal circumstances” she will be unable to perform alongside Lady A and Carly Pearce.She concluded by saying:"So appreciate all of your support and will see y’all on the road this summer :)”Gabby is up for Female Video Of The Year for her current single, “The Good Ones.”