The 52nd Annual CMA Awards will take place tonight, broadcast live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville at 8 p.m. (ET). The program, to air on ABC, will find Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood in the hosting spot for the 11th straight year. This morning on Good Morning America, two early winners were announced.
The award for Music Video of the year went to Thomas Rhett and video director, TK McKamey, for “Marry Me”.
Kenny Chesney and David Lee Murphy picked up the statue for Musical Event of the Year for “Everything’s gonna Be Alright”.
Looks like we’re in for a great show, with performers to include Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean performing with Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley performing with Brothers Osborne, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line performing with Bebe Rexha, Midland, Kacey Musgraves, Old Dominion,Brad Paisley, Pistol Annies, Thomas Rhett, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Stapleton performing with Maren Morrriis and Mavis Staples, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Brett Young. The show will also include special appearances by Lindsay Ell, Sierra Hull, Chris Janson, Ashley McBryde, David Lee Murphy, J on Pardi, Carson Peters, Marty Stuart and Cole Swindell.
Presenters will include Jimmie Allen, Bobby Bones, Kane Brown, Sharna Burgess, Olivia Culpo, Mackenzie Foy, lady Antebellum, Little Big town, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Carly Pearce, Dennis Quaid, Lionel Richie, Noah Schnapp, Rita Wilson and Trisha Yearwood.
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