CMA Awards Final Nominations Coming Aug. 28, Carrie And Brad To Return As Hosts

Pictured (L-R): Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley

The final round of nominations for the upcoming CMA Awards will be announced on Good Morning America, live from Nashville, on Aug. 28. Luke Bryan, Sugarland and Dan+Shay will be on hand to announce the final nominees in select categories, live from Luke’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink, Bryan’s new restaurant and bar in Nashville.

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return to host the Wednesday, Nov. 14 broadcast of the 52nd Annual CMA Awards, live from Bridgestone Arena. The show will air on ABC Television beginning at 7 p.m. CT.

The earlier nominee announcement will be available for livestream on following the show, the remaining categories, as well as the CMA Broadcast Awards nominees, will be revealed live on as well as GMA’s Facebook page through Facebook Live and simulcast on GMA’s” YouTube channel. 

The 52nd Annual CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than 7,400 professional members of CMA, which is the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958 and celebrates its 60th anniversary in September. 
The first CMA Awards Banquet and Show was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on television 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, through 2021.
The 52nd Annual CMA Awards is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer. 


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