ABC television network offered viewers an hour-long warm up to the 50th annual CMA Awards last night (Oct. 31). The network aired All Access Nashville: Celebrating the CMA Awards With Robin Roberts. The show included highlights of memorable moments at the CMA Awards and performances by country music stars at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in Nashville.
Among those making appearances were longtime CMA Awards co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, as well as Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Cassadee Pope, Reba, Jake Owen and Hunter Hayes.
This is the eighth year ABC has shown a pre-CMA Awards television special. Monday night’s show aired at 10 PM/ET and came in third place among the major networks, attracting about 4.63 million viewers, according to Zap2It.
The 50th annual CMA Awards air Wednesday night Nov. 2 on ABC.