Brooks & Dunn to Host CMA Awards in NYC

Brooks & Dunn will host the CMA Awards in New York City on Nov. 15. The duo also hosted the show in 2004, taking over duties from Vince Gill. “It’s great to know we didn’t screw it up too bad last year,” said Brooks, who is the CMA board chairman. “Obviously we are not comedians, but if we learned anything, it is to stay out of the way and let the great music on the show take care of itself.” Nominees will be announced in early September in New York City. The CMA Awards will return to Nashville in 2006.