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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood to Cover Classics at CMA Awards
Oct 17, 2016
Performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw and Kacey Musgraves have been added to the 50th annual CMA Awards, airing live from Nashville on Nov. 2 on ABC. The night will also feature a live medley of country classics by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. Ballerini... Read more
Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Maren Morris, Keith Urban Set for CMA Awards
Oct 10, 2016
Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Maren Morris and Keith Urban join hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood as the first performers announced for the 50th annual CMA Awards show in Nashville. Church and Morris are each nominated in five categories. Church is up for male vocalist, album of the year (Mr. Misunderstood) and single, song and... Read more
Superstars Converging for CMA's "Forever Country" Video
Sep 13, 2016
There’s nothing like a 1971 John Denver song to pique my interest and completely make my day. When I set out to find out what this #ForeverCountry movement is about, that was the first clip I clicked. It was Tim McGraw singing a tiny piece of Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” Then I clicked... Read more
CMA Awards: Top Nominees Are Maren Morris, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton
Aug 31, 2016
With five nods each, Maren Morris, Eric Church and Chris Stapleton lead the list of nominees for the 50th annual CMA Awards. Morris underscored her status as one of country’s hottest newcomers by scoring her first-ever CMA nominations. In addition to new artist of the year, she’s also... Read more
CMA Awards: Nominees to Be Revealed Wednesday
Aug 30, 2016
The final nominees for the 50th annual CMA Awards will be announced Wednesday (Aug. 31) at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban and Cam will announce several categories live on ABC’s Good Morning America’s 8:30 a.m. ET segment. Following the announcement of select categories on GMA, the remaining categories will... Read more
Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Talk About CMA Anniversary
Aug 18, 2016
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have been at this since 2008. And as hosts of the CMA Awards again this year, on Nov. 2, they understand why the trophy is such a coveted one. “If you’re an actor, you want to win an Oscar, and if you’re a country music artist, you want to win... Read more
1967 CMA Awards vs. 2016 CMA Awards
Mar 04, 2016
When I think about the upcoming CMA Awards, I try to put myself in the late Eddy Arnold’s shoes. Because the Country Music Association is preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their awards show — actually that first one was called the CMA Awards Banquet and Show — and Arnold was crowned its first... Read more

About the Show

  • The 50th annual CMA Awards airs live Nov. 2 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 ninth consecutive year. Nominees and winners of the CMA Awards are voted on by members of the Country Music Association.