Country Music’s Biggest
Night™ Airs Live Wednesday, Nov. 5 from Nashville on the
ABC Television Network
NASHVILLE – The superstar lineup continues to grow with the
announcement today that Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley,
Kenny Chesney, and Tim McGraw are each performing
during “The 48th Annual CMA Awards,” which airs live Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8:00 PM/CT) from the Bridgestone Arena in
Nashville on the ABC Television Network.
Hosted for the seventh consecutive year by Brad
Paisley and Carrie Underwood, Country Music’s Biggest
Night™ will also feature performances by Luke Bryan, Lady
Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town,
Paisley, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Underwood,
and Keith Urban.
Aldean has 13 career CMA Awards nominations including three
each for Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year (2011-1013). He
has won CMA Awards for Musical Event of the Year with Kelly Clarkson for “Don’t
You Wanna Stay” and Album of the Year for My Kinda Party, both in 2011.
He received his first nomination in 2008 for New Artist of the Year.
Bentley collected five
nominations in 2014 including Male Vocalist; Album for Riser; Song for
“I Hold On,” which Bentley co-wrote with Brett James; and Single and Music
Video of the Year for “Drunk On A Plane.” Bentley has a career total of 15
nominations. He won his first CMA Award in 2005 – the Horizon Award, now known as New Artist of the Year.
Chesney, a four-time CMA
Entertainer of the Year, has 39 career CMA Awards nominations and eight wins.
His other Awards include Album of the Year (2004) for When the Sun Goes
Down; Musical Event (2007) for “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” with
Tracy Lawrence and McGraw; Music Video (2011) for “You and Tequila” featuring
Grace Potter; Musical Event (2012) for “Feel Like a Rock Star,” with McGraw.
His Entertainer of the Year Awards were received in 2004 and 2006-2008.
In 2014, McGraw and Faith
Hill collected two nominations each for “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s,” which
was nominated for Musical Event and Single of the Year. McGraw has 35 career CMA
Awards nominations and is the reigning CMA Award winner for Music Video and Musical
Event of the Year for “Highway Don’t Care” with Taylor Swift and Urban.
Winners of “The 48th Annual
CMA Awards” will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting
members of the Country Music Association. CMA Awards balloting is officiated by
the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP. The third and
final ballot will be emailed to CMA members emailed to CMA members Thursday, Oct. 9. Voting for the CMA
Awards final ballot ends Monday, Oct. 27 (5:00 PM/CT).
“The 48th Annual
CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert
Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is
the Director, and David Wild is the writer. The special will
be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected
HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.