Musicians will flock to Nashville, Tenn., in November to compete for a few of the most coveted prizes in nation music.
Sticking with a decade-long custom, singers Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will co-host the 52nd Annual CMA Awards. It is their 11th consecutive time emceeing the award present collectively.
“It is loopy. I nonetheless bear in mind getting that telephone name in regards to the first yr, and I used to be like, ‘They need us to what?’ It was simply kinda loopy, and 11 years later, we’re nonetheless doing this,” Underwood advised The Boot in early August.
Here’s what it is advisable to know in regards to the greatest night time in nation music.
How can I watch the 2018 CMA Awards?
The CMA Awards will kick off on Wednesday, Nov. 14, on ABC at eight p.m. ET.
The record of nation music artists set to take the stage on the 2018 awards consists of: Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Kacey Musgraves, Outdated Dominion, Pistol Annies, Bebe Rexha, Thomas Rhett, Keith City and host Carrie Underwood.
Final yr, a few of the style’s greatest names — amongst them Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Little Large City and Chris Stapleton — carried out for the gang. There have been additionally a number of paired performances in 2018, together with a duet between Kelsea Ballerini and Reba McEntire, and Brad Paisley with Kane Brown.
Who has essentially the most nominations?
All eyes are on Chris Stapleton, because the singer topped the record of finalists on Aug. 28 with 5 nominations.
Stapleton is vying for male vocalist of the yr, single of the yr for “Damaged Halos,” album of the yr for “From A Room: Quantity 2,” track of the yr for “Damaged Halos” and maybe the largest honor of the night time: entertainer of the yr — his third nomination for the award.
Who’s nominated for Entertainer of the Yr?
Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and Keith City will compete with Chris Stapleton for the dignity.
Who’s nominated for New Artist?
Lauren Alaina, Luke Combs, Chris Janson, Midland and Brett Younger are nominated.
Which songs have been nominated for Music Video of the Yr?
“Babe” by Sugarland (that includes Taylor Swift), “Cry Fairly” by Carrie Underwood, “Marry Me” by Thomas Rhett, “Drunk Woman” by Chris Janson and “Tequila” by music duo Dan + Shay are hoping to take house the trophy for his or her distinctive music movies.
Which songs have been nominated Single of the Yr
The yr’s greatest nation track, “Meant To Be,” by pop-country crossover artist Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line was nominated for single of the yr. Different nominees in that class have been Stapleton’s “Damaged Halos,” ”Drinkin’ Drawback” by Midland, Aldean’s “Drowns the Whiskey” that includes Miranda Lambert, and D + Shay’s “Tequila.”
The Related Press and Fox Information’ Zoe Szathmary contributed to this report.