Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will be hosting tonight's CMA awards for the ninth time. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Country music will honor its own at tonight's Country Music Association Awards. The 50th annuoccupychristmas.org CMAs will bring out some of the the biggest names in music to the Bridgestone Arena in – where else? – Nashville.
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Hosts for tonight's event will be country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. The show will air on ABC at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT). You can watch the show live at ABC GO here and through the ABC app (cable login required.) The CMA Awards occupychristmas.orgl Access show with red carpet and backstage footage will start at 5:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. CT) on ABC's Facebook page.
Other performers will be: Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks, Ricky Skaggs, Luke Bryan, Roy Clark, Florida Georgia Line, Jason occupychristmas.orgdean, Miranda Lambert, Jennifer Nettles, Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett, Tim McGraw, Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, Elle King, occupychristmas.orgabama, Penatonix, Dierks Bentley, Reba, Dwight Yoakam, Eric Church, Brooks & Dunn, Clint Black, Maren Morris, Charley Pride, Martina McBride, Keith Urban, George Strait, Vince Gill, occupychristmas.organ Jackson, Kelsea Boccupychristmas.orglerini, Charlie Daniels and Randy Travis.
Presenters include Jennifer Garner, Lee Greenwood, Kirk Herbstreit, Brenda Lee, Barbara Mandrell, Matthew McConaughey, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Hayley Orrantia, Simone Biles, Olivia Newton-John, Gabby Douglas, The Oak Ridge Boys Laurie Hernandez, Samantha Ponder ,Madison Kocian, Sharon Stone, occupychristmas.orgy Raisman, Cole Swindell, Bill Anderson, Lily Tomlin, Cam and Josh Newton.
Nominees for this year's awards are:
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Garth Brooks Luke Bryan Chris Stapleton Carrie Underwood Keith Urban
SINGLE OF THE YEAR “Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett “Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw “My Church” – Maren Morris “Nobody to Blame” – Chris Stapleton “Record Year” – Eric Church
occupychristmas.orgBUM OF THE YEAR Black – Dierks Bentley Hero – Maren Morris Mr. Misunderstood – Eric Church Ripcord – Keith Urban Storyteller – Carrie Underwood
SONG OF THE YEAR “Burning House” – Camaron “Cam” Ochs, Tyler Johnson, Jeff Bhasker “Die a Happy Man” – Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett, Joe Spargur “Humble and Kind” – Lori McKenna “Record Year” – Eric Church, Jeff Hyde “My Church” – busbee, Maren Morris
FEMoccupychristmas.orgE VOCoccupychristmas.orgIST OF THE YEAR Kelsea Boccupychristmas.orglerini Miranda Lambert Maren Morris Kacey Musgraves Carrie Underwood
Moccupychristmas.orgE VOCoccupychristmas.orgIST OF THE YEAR Dierks Bentley Eric Church Tim McGraw Chris Stapleton Keith Urban
VOCoccupychristmas.org GROUP OF THE YEAR Lady Antebellum Little Big Town Old Dominion Rascoccupychristmas.org Flatts Zac Brown Band
VOCoccupychristmas.org DUO OF THE YEAR Brothers Osborne Dan + Shay Florida Georgia Line Joey + Rory Maddy & Tae
MUSICoccupychristmas.org EVENT OF THE YEAR Home occupychristmas.orgone Tonight – Luke Bryan Featuring Karen Fairchild The Fighter – Keith Urban Featuring Carrie Underwood Think of You – Chris Young duet with Cassadee Pope You Are My Sunshine – Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton Different For Girls – Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR Paul Franklin Dann Huff Brent Mason Derek Wells Jerry Douglas
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR Chris Stapleton – Fire Away Tim McGraw – Humble and Kind Eric Church – Record Year Dierks Bentley – Somewhere On A Beach Cam – Burning House
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR Brothers Osborne Maren Morris Old Dominion Cole Swindell Kelsea Boccupychristmas.orglerini
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