Country Music Awards 2019: The Country Music Association announced in August that Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton will co-host “Country Music’s Biggest Night,” which aims to celebrate legendary women in the genre.
It’s an incredible honor to welcome Carrie, Reba and Dolly to the CMA Awards stage this year, Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, said in a statement. In addition to awarding the year’s best and brightest in the genre, ‘The 53rd Annual CMA Awards’ will celebrate the legacy of women within country music, and we couldn’t think of a more dynamic group of women to host the show.
What channel are the CMA Awards on?
The 53rd Annual CMA Awards will air live on ABC on Wednesday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Can I get tickets to the CMA Awards?
Tickets will be released to the general public on October 16 at 10 a.m. CT on Ticketmaster’s site. (Psst…if you’re an American Express card member, you can pick yours up starting on October 10 at 10 a.m.) But be warned—you can only purchase 4 tickets per order.
Tickets on StubHub are going for $300+ at the cheapest, but they appear to be on sale now. So if you’re feeling antsy, you can always scoop them up ASAP.
CMA Award nominees
Maren Morris is already a big winner, as she was nominated for a whopping six awards, including Album of the Year. Kacey Musgraves and Carrie both received three nods, as well, and Carrie was nominated for Entertainer of the Year. Brothers Osbourne, Dierks Bentley, and Dan + Shay are also up for a handful of trophies. Take a look at the full list:
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
SONG OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Songwriters
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Brooks & Dunn
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artists and Producer(s)
“All My Favorite People” – Maren Morris (feat. Brothers Osborne), Producers: Maren Morris, busbee
“Brand New Man” – Brooks & Dunn (with Luke Combs), Producer: Dann Huff
“Dive Bar” – Garth Brooks & Blake Shelton, Producer: Garth Brooks
“Old Town Road (Remix)” – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, Producers: YoungKio, Michael Trent Reznor, Atticus Matthew Ross
“What Happens In A Small Town” – Brantley Gilbert & Lindsay Ell, Producer: Dann Huff
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle
Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
Mac McAnally, Guitar
Ilya Toshinsky, Banjo/Guitar
Derek Wells, Guitar
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artist(s) and Director
“Burning Man” – Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne, Director: Wes Edwards
“GIRL” – Maren Morris, Director: Dave Meyers
“God’s Country” – Blake Shelton, Director: Sophie Muller
“Rainbow” – Kacey Musgraves, Director: Hannah Lux Davis
“Some Of It” – Eric Church, Director: Reid Long
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR