NASHVILLE – The Chicago Cubs
won the World Series, but “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” was a homerun
with more performances with more artists than any other CMA Awards in history.
And fans can still relive the greatest moments on demand.

ABC is making several full performances
from Wednesday’s milestone anniversary broadcast 
available now on
and the ABC
. The full show, which captures Country Music’s Biggest Night™, is
also available for verified viewers.

Highlights include:

  • The star-packed show opener featuring 12 format legends
    that culminated with the introduction of 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame member
    Randy Travis singing the last line of “Forever and Ever, Amen,”
    which moved many people to tears.
  • Brad Paisley’s and Carrie
    topical and hilarious opening monologue.
  • Garth
    and Trisha Yearwood trading vocals and stealing
    hearts with a medley of Country classics. Brooks was later named CMA Entertainer
    of the Year by a surprise presenter, former Entertainer of the Year Taylor
    Brooks is now the most awarded Entertainer in CMA Awards history with five wins!
  • Maren
    tearful acceptance speech after being named New Artist of the
    Year and recalling that last year, she watched the CMA Awards from a bar down the street.
  • A surprise
    performance from Beyoncé with former CMA Entertainer of the
    Year Dixie Chicks in a Texas throwdown of Beyoncé‘s “Daddy Lessons,”
    which the Dixie Chicks perform on the road, as well as their song “Long Time Gone.”
  • A collaboration
    between two of the most awarded men in CMA Awards history, Alan Jackson
    and George Strait, trading riffs and hits.
  • A tribute to
    Dolly Parton featuring five of the strongest female voices in
    the format with Martina McBride, Kacey Musgraves,
    Jennifer Nettles
    , Reba, and Underwood that was introduced
    by Parton’s “9 to 5” co-star Lily Tomlin. Pentatonix
    kicked it off with a cover of “Jolene” with Nettles. 

“Wow, what a tribute,”
Parton said. “That was so touching. I would have cried, but I didn’t want to mess up my eyelashes.” 

And there is so much more.
See for yourself at or the ABC App!

For more information, visit

About the 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 Awards have aired on ABC
since 2006. ABC will be the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA’s other two
television properties, “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” and
“CMA Country Christmas,” through 2021. CMA Awards ballots are tabulated by
the professional services organization Deloitte & Touche LLP.

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