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Carrie Underwood is set to host the CMA Awards with special guest hosts Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire.
“The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” will celebrate the legendary women of Country Music. Host Carrie Underwood will be joined by two of the genre’s legendary artists and Country Music Hall of Fame members, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. Combined, these three ladies hold 124 CMA Awards nominations and 22 total wins. Of the total wins, 11 are for Female Vocalist of the Year – Carrie Underwood (2006, 2007, 2008, 2016, 2018), Dolly Parton (1975, 1976) and Reba McEntire (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987). In addition, the three superstars hold a combined 14 nominations in the Entertainer of the Year category, with Dolly receiving the award in 1978 and Reba winning in 1986.
“It’s an incredible honor to welcome Carrie, Reba and Dolly to the CMA Awards stage this year,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “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.” Dolly expressed her excitement on Twitter saying,
“Let’s go girls! I’m so excited to be joining [Carrie Underwood] and [Reba McEntire] to celebrate the legendary women of country music as a guest host of this year’s #CMAawards on November 13”
Final nominees for “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” will be announced Wednesday, Aug. 28 live during ABC’s “Good Morning America” from their Times Square studio in New York and via livestream following the broadcast.
Watch Dolly, Carrie and Reba shine on Country Music’s Biggest Night set for November 13 at 8|7c on ABC. “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Alex Rudzinski is the Director, and David Wild is the Head Writer.
About The CMA Awards
The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the more than 6,300 industry professional members of CMA, which when established in 1958 became the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music. The first CMA Awards Banquet and Show was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on NBC television for the first time – making it the longest-running, annual music awards program on network television. The show aired on NBC through 1971 and on the CBS Television Network from 1972 through 2005 before moving in 2006 to ABC, where it is set to air through 2021.
CMA is dedicated to bringing the poetry and emotion of Country Music to the world. We will continue the tradition of leadership and professionalism, promoting the music, and recognizing excellence in all its forms. While fostering a spirit of community and sharing, we will respect and encourage creativity and the unique contributions of all. CMA will be a place to have fun and celebrate success. We will take risks, embrace change, and always exceed the expectations of those we serve.