The world of nighttime television’s series about the music industry in Nashville meets up with the real Nashville this week during the CMA Awards this Wednesday night November 6th only on ABC!
Nashville’s Connie Britton and Charles Esten will join CMA Awards nominees Lee Brice, Kelly Clarkson, Country Music singer Sheryl Crow, CMA Awards nominee Brett Eldredge, CMA Awards nominee Eli Young Band, singer Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars), CMA Awards nominee Kip Moore, Country Music star Jake Owen, Country Music Star Kellie Pickler, and television personalities Willie & Korie Robertson and Jase & Missy Robertson (Duck Dynasty) all who are scheduled to present trophies during “Country Music’s Biggest Night(TM).”
Hosted for the sixth consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, The 47th Annual CMA Awards will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville from 8:00-11:00 PM/ET. Added to the list of performers are Lennon & Maisy Stella. The sisters are best known for their roles on ABC’s primetime soap opera Nashville!
Other artists scheduled to perform during the ceremony include Jason Aldean; Bryan; Eric Church; Florida Georgia Line; Hunter Hayes with Jason Mraz; Lady Antebellum; Little Big Town; Tim McGraw; Kacey Musgraves; Paisley; Blake Shelton; Taylor Swift with Vince Gill and Alison Krauss; The Band Perry; Underwood; and Zac Brown Band with Dave Grohl. Alan Jackson and George Strait will perform together in a tribute to the legendary George Jones; and Jennifer Nettles, Rascal Flatts, and Darius Rucker will pay homage to recent Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Kenny Rogers.
The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than 7,000 industry professional members of CMA, which was formed in 1958 as the first trade organization to promote an individual genre of music. The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast for the first time – making it the longest-running, annual music awards program on network television. The CMA Awards moved to ABC in 2006, where it will remain through 2021.
Will you be checking out Nashville’s Rayna and Deacon and the Stella sisters on Wednesday night? Let us know!