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Country Music Association Awards

Country Music Association Awards

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Photo Credit:  ABC/Robby Klein
  • Premiered: 
    October 30, 1968
    (Click date to see TV listings for that day)

  • Network: NBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Award
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Musical
  • Tags: celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

Each year since 1967, the Country Music Association (CMA) has annually honored the best in country music. The first ceremony, then known as the CMA AWARDS BANQUET AND SHOW, was held in 1967, and the CMA AWARDS were broadcast the following year for the first time by NBC. NBC telecast the event for four years, with CBS taking over for a 34-year run from 1972-2005. The CMA AWARDS have aired on ABC since 2006.
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The 55th Annual CMA AWARDS airs live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on ABC on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 8-11pm ET (live)/8-11pm PT (tape delay). This year's program is hosted by Luke Bryan.

Scheduled performers include: Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley featuring BRELAND and HARDY, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton featuring Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards, Jennifer Hudson, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Chris Young and Kane Brown, and Zac Brown Band.

Presenters are: Trace Adkins, Ingrid Andress, Kelsea Ballerini, Deana Carter, Lauren Daigle, Russell Dickerson, Faith Fennidy, Florida Georgia Line, Freddie Freeman, Amy Grant, Dule Hill, Alan Jackson, Elle King, Lady A, Zachary Levi, Scotty McCreery, Hayley Orrantia, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Darius Rucker, Susan Sarandon, Saycon Sengbloh, Kurt Warner, Lainey Wilson and Trisha Yearwood.

Cast

Other Titles

  • Also known as The CMA Awards

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Country Music Association

Settings

  • Nashville Municipal Auditorium (1967) - Nashville, Tennessee USA - Map It!
  • Ryman Auditorium (1968-1973) - Nashville, Tennessee USA - Map It!
  • Grand Ole Opry (1974-2004) - Nashville, Tennessee USA - Map It!
  • Madison Square Garden (2005) - Manhattan, New York USA - Map It!
  • Bridgestone Arena (2006-2019 & 2021) - Nashville, Tennessee USA - Map It!
  • Music City Center (2020) - Nashville, Tennessee USA

Firsts, Lasts & Notable Notes

  • October 30, 1968: First broadcast of a music awards ceremony.