Country Music Association Awards
Pretty staggering. That’s how Luke Combs sums up his past year. His debut single “Hurricane” is only two years old, so he fits perfectly into the new artist category at Wednesday’s (Nov. 14) 52nd annual CMA Awards. And yet, with all of four of his singles released from that first album shooting to the top of the charts, Combs is also poised to take home the male vocalist of the year CMA Award, too.
From releasing a joint single to combining forces on tour, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley have done it all together. Now, the country superstars are gearing up to host their eleventh consecutive CMA Awards together on Wednesday — and yet they say still haven’t gotten sick of each other thanks to a trick they’ve learned from their own respective marriages. “We spend a lot of time apart,” Underwood, 35, tells PEOPLE. “I feel like that’s important for any ‘marriage,’ work or real. Gotta spend some time apart.”
Country music lovers, this one's for you! The 2018 CMA Awards are just about off to a fantastic start inside Nashville, Tenn.'s Bridgestone Arena, with Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley co-hosting yet again for their 11th consecutive year. As for the soon-to-be announced CMA winners, Chris Stapleton tops the list of nominees with five each, while Dann Huff trails behind with four nods. Other notable nominees include Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett and Jason Aldean.
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley return to host for the 11th time, Chris Stapleton leads the field with five nominations, and the slate of performers — including Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves, and Kenny Chesney — is top-notch. Below, we have some questions (and predictions!) about the 52nd Country Music Association Awards airing Wednesday on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.
The collaboration stirred up controversy, but in the room at the CMA Awards, the performance of Beyoncé's "Daddy Lessons" felt like a precise recalibration of pop for a country setting.
From Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks to Luke Bryan and Dolly Parton, the show had high and low moments.
Respect for tradition met the desire to evolve at the 50th annual Country Music Assn. Awards, held Wednesday night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
One of the most talked-about moments from Wednesday night's three-hour-plus CMA Awards was Beyonce and Dixie Chicks' show-stopping rendition of the singer's Lemonade standout "Daddy Lessons" -- and there is no mention of the performance anywhere on the show's website.
Stars hit Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday for the 2016 CMA Awards. The 50th annual ceremony kicked off with star-studded red carpet arrivals as famous faces like Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, and Simone Biles (pictured above), stepped out in their formal wear. Hosted by Brad Paisley and Underwood, the show includes nominations for Garth Brooks, Maren Morris, Luke Bryan, and Keith Urban, among others. See photos from the CMA Awards red carpet, ahead.
On October 20, 1967, Bobbie Gentry, fresh off of her career-defining smash “Ode To Billie Joe,” and fellow hit maker Sonny James stood on a makeshift stage at Nashville Municipal Auditorium to host the first Country Music Association Awards Banquet and Show. At a podium sheathed in a cloth banner that declared country music is “best liked worldwide,” they presented 10 trophies in the non-televised ceremony, bestowing the inaugural entertainer of the year award to Eddy Arnold.
Calling all country music fans! The 2016 Country Music Association Awards will air live on ABC from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, November 2, at 8 p.m. ET.
Get ready to get country with the 50th Annual Country Music Association Awards Wednesday night. The show will pay tribute to the last five decades of country music with some of the most famous names in the industry lined up to perform. Here are five reasons to watch.
Now Beyoncé is taking a swing at running the country music world, too. The pop superstar is slated to perform at the 50th annual Country Music Association Awards on Monday night, Cody Alan of CMT Radio reports. It's unclear which songs the "Run the World" crooner will perform at the ceremony, but she certainly won't be alone in taking the stage in Nashville.