NASHVILLE – Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, Kacey Musgraves, Pistol Annies, and Thomas Rhett have been added to the lineup of performers for “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” hosted for the 11th consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET / 7:00 PM/CT on the ABC Television Network.
Previously announced performers for the CMA Awards include Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
Bentley is a three-time CMA Awards winner and 24-time career nominee.
He returns this year with his seventh nod for Male Vocalist of the Year
and sixth nod for Album of the Year.
Brothers Osborne, three-time CMA Awards winners and seven-time career
nominees, are the reigning Vocal Duo of the Year winners, bringing home
the Award consecutively in 2016 and 2017. They return this year with
their fourth consecutive Vocal Duo of the Year nomination.
Florida Georgia Line are six-time Vocal Duo of the Year nominees
consecutively from 2013 – 2018, and three-time winners in the category
(2013 – 2015). They have 11 career CMA Awards nominations with four
Musgraves is a 15-time CMA Awards nominee and two-time winner. She
returns this year with her fifth Female Vocalist of the Year nomination
and third Album of the Year nomination.
Pistol Annies (Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley)
are two-time CMA Awards nominees, receiving nods in 2013 for Music Video
of the Year and Musical Event of the Year.
Rexha is a first-time CMA Awards nominee, receiving two nods this year
in the Musical Event of the Year and Single of the Year categories for
her crossover collaboration “Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line.
Thomas Rhett is a ten-time CMA Awards nominee, receiving three nods
this year. He returns with his second consecutive nominations in the
Male Vocalist of the Year and Music Video of the Year categories, and
first nomination for Album of the Year. His first CMA Awards win was in
2016 for Single of the Year.
“The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Gary Halvorson is the Director, and David Wild is the Head Writer.
For more information on “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” please visit CMAawards.com and follow CMA on Facebook, Instagramand Twitter. Fans can listen to music featuring the CMA Awards nominees and performers, on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, and Vevo.
To celebrate “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” the official merchandise
line featuring tees, sweatshirts and other gifts is now available online.
About CMA Awards
The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following
year, the CMA Awards was broadcast for the first time – making it the
longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The
CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC is the network home of the
CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Fest” and
“CMA Country Christmas.”