The Country Music Association has today (August 19) confirmed that Carrie Underwood will host The 53rd Annual CMA Awards.
Underwood will appear alongside special guest hosts and Country Music Hall of Fame members Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, with the ceremony set to celebrate legendary women in Country Music.
Speaking about the announcement, CMA chief executive officer Sarah Trahern said: “It’s an incredible honor to welcome Carrie, Reba and Dolly to the CMA Awards stage this year. 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.”
The CMA Awards 2019 will be broadcast live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday November 13 on theABC Television Network.
Final nominees for the event will be announced on Wednesday August 28 live during ABC’s Good Morning America from their Times Square studio in New York.
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