Photo: ABC/Bob D’Amico
Wednesday, November 8 from 8 to 11 PM ET on ABC
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will co-host The Awards for the 10th consecutive year. The live broadcast from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville will include collabotation performances by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Kelsea Ballerini & Reba McEntire, Dierks Bentley & Rascal Flatts, Maren Morris & Niall Horan, Brad Paisley & Kane Brown, as well as performances by Garth Brooks, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, P!NK, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. Urban will be joined by Eric Church, Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker for an unprecedented opening collaboration as well.
Key CMA Award categories and nominees include:
Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks; Luke Bryan; Eric Church; Chris Stapleton; Keith Urban
Album of the Year: Little Big Town; Chris Stapleton; Lady Antebellum; Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit; Miranda Lambert
Female Vocalist of the year: Kelsea Ballerini; Miranda Lambert; Reba McEntire; Maren Morris; Carrie Underwood
Male Vocalist of the Year: Dierks Bentley; Eric Church; Thomas Rhett; Chris Stapleton; Keith Urban
Vocal Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum; Little Big Town; Old Dominion; Rascal Flatts; Zac Brown Band
Winners of “The 51st Annual CMA Awards” are determined by eligible voting CMA members. Ballots are tabulated by the professional services organization Deloitte & Touche LLP.