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Miranda Lambert's "Bright Spot"
Nov 05, 2015
She kept it short, but Miranda Lambert’s acceptance speech for last night’s Female Vocalist of the Year win was still very, very sweet.
Little Big Town Says "It's Time"
Nov 05, 2015
A win for Little Big Town isn’t just a win for the band. It’s a win for country music.
Luke Bryan: The Ice Packs on His Knees Were Worth It
Nov 05, 2015
At the end of Wednesday night’s (Nov. 4) CMA Awards, the entertainer of the year - Luke Bryan - came backstage to talk about, well, everyone but himself.
Chris Stapleton: "It's Way Crazy"
Nov 05, 2015
Chris Stapleton walked away from Wednesday night’s (Nov. 4) CMA Awards with four big wins, plus his much-loved collaboration with Justin Timberlake.
CMA Awards: Chris Stapleton's Big Night
Nov 05, 2015
The night didn’t really belong to Luke Bryan, and he knew it.
CMA Awards: The Performances
Nov 05, 2015
Not only did Chris Stapleton win three awards at the CMA Awards, he and Justin Timberlake stunned the crowd.
CMA Awards: The Winners
Nov 04, 2015
A complete list of the winners for the 49th annual CMA Awards presented Wednesday night (Nov. 4) in Nashville.
CMA Awards: The Excitement Builds
Nov 04, 2015
Rehearsals have concluded in Nashville for Wednesday night’s (Nov. 4) CMA Awards show, and Maddie & Tae, Keith Urban and Eric Church are already among the winners. The winners in two categories were announced early Wednesday during a live segment of ABC’s Good Morning America. Maddie & Tae and director TK McKamy share music video... Read more
Eric Church's Hunt With Hank Jr.
Nov 04, 2015
They’ll have a ball opening the 49th Annual CMA Awards tonight, but Eric Church and Hank Williams Jr. know how to have a good time offstage, too.
Trisha Yearwood: "We're the Old Guard Now"
Nov 04, 2015
This year's CMA Awards will be very different from ones in the past, says Yearwood.
Carrie Underwood Calls CMA Awards a "Labor of Love"
Nov 03, 2015
We can only imagine how much work goes into planning country music’s biggest night.
Justin Timberlake to Hit the CMA Awards Stage
Nov 02, 2015
Stop the presses - pop superstar Justin Timberlake is heading to Nashville to perform on the CMA stage with none other than Chris Stapleton.
Florida Georgia Line: "A Butterfly or Two"
Oct 26, 2015
Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley have been on plenty of stages. So you’d think they would’ve overcome any kind of stage fright by now.
Eric Church, Hank Jr., Thomas Rhett and Fall Out Boy Set for CMA Awards
Oct 08, 2015
Eric Church, Hank Williams Jr., Thomas Rhett - and yep - Fall Out Boy are among the first performers announced for this year’s 49th Annual CMA Awards.
CMA Nominations Offer New Faces and Other Surprises
Sep 09, 2015
The nominees for this year’s CMA Awards are finally here. Steven Tyler and newcomer Kelsea Ballerini made the live announcements Wednesday (Sept. 9) on ABC’s Good Morning America. Leading this year’s nominees with five nominations each are Eric Church and three-time vocal group of the year Little Big... Read more
Eric Church, Little Big Town Top CMA Nominations
Sep 09, 2015
Eric Church and Little Big Town grabbed five nominations each to top the list of nominees for the 49th annual CMA Awards, but singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton made a surprisingly strong showing with nominations in three categories.
They’re Back: Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Will Return to Host CMA Awards
Aug 06, 2015
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Right, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood? That definitely seems to be the general thought as the two superstars are set to return as co-hosts of the 49th Annual CMA Awards. And why should anything change? These two are dynamite together, possessing all the natural charm, talent, good looks,... Read more

About the Show

  • The 49th annual CMA Awards airs live Nov. 4 on ABC from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Known as country music's biggest night, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return as hosts of the star-studded event for the eighth consecutive year. Nominees and winners of the CMA Awards are determined by their peers -- more than 7,100 industry professional members of the Country Music Association.