ABC will present the 47th Annual CMA Awards live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 8-11pm ET. Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will cohost for the sixth consecutive year.
Scheduled performers include The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves and Entertainer of the Year nominees Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, George Strait and Taylor Swift. Special collaborations for the broadcast include Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban; Hunter Hayes and Jason Mraz; Swift, Vince Gill and Alison Krauss; and the Zac Brown Band with Dave Grohl.
Newly inducted Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers will receive The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, which was created last year with Nelson himself as the inaugural recipient. Rogers’ tribute will feature performances by Jennifer Nettles, Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker.
Strait — who leads the all-time CMA nomination list with 82 nods — and Alan Jackson will also take part in a tribute to the late George Jones, who passed away in April.
For more information, including a complete list of performers and nominees, visit CMAawards.com.
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