Who Is in the Country Music Awards Line-up and How Can Fans Watch It?

The 55th Country Music Association Awards (CMA Awards) are set to take place on Wednesday, November 10, with several singers and groups in the running for a prize.

Luke Bryan will once again host the show, as well as perform on stage, and there are 12 awards that will be handed out during the biggest night in Country Music.

Here, Newsweek shares everything you need to know about the event.

Who will be performing at the CMA Awards?

As well as host Bryan there will be a number of other singers taking to the stage, with special collaborations also being put on especially for the show.

Musicians performing include Jennifer Hudson, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett.

Brothers Osborne, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, and the Zac Brown Band will also step out on stage.

The special collaborations will include: Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley with Breland and Hardy, Mickey Guyton featuring Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, and Chris Young and Kane Brown.

How to watch the CMA Awards

The CMA Awards will be airing on ABC, which has been the home of the awards show since 2006.

U.S. viewers will get to enjoy it on the channel at different times depending on the region they live in and what the local timezone is.

Here is what time the CMA Awards will be on ABC in the U.S.:

  • 8 p.m. ET
  • 7 p.m. CT.
  • 7 p.m. MST
  • 8 p.m. PT
  • 7 p.m. local time in Alaska and Hawaii

Who is nominated at the CMA Awards?

There are 12 awards up for grabs at the show, and singer Eric Church leads the nominations with five nods.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Entertainer of the Year
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Miranda Lambert
Christ Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

Female Vocalist of the Year
Gabby Barrett
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Caryl Pearce

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady A
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

New Artist of the Year
Jimmie Allen
Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Mickey Guyton
Hardy

Album of the Year
29 - Carly Pearce
Dangerous: The Double Album - Morgan Wallen
Heart - Eric Church
Skeletons - Brothers Osborne
Starting Over - Chris Stapleton

Single of the Year
"Famous Friends" - Chris Young with Kane Brown
"Hell of a View" - Eric Church
"One Night Standards" - Ashley McBryde
"Starting Over" - Chris Stapleton
"The Good Ones" - Gabby Barrett

Song of the Year
"Forever After All" - Luke Combs, Drew Parker, Robert Williford
"Hell of a View" - Casey Beathard, Eric Church, Monty Criswell
"One Night Standards" - Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde
"Starting Over" - Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton
"The Good Ones" - Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Emily Landis, Jim McCormick

Musical Event of the Year
"Buy Dirt" - Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan
"Chasing After You" - Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris
"Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home" - Elle King & Miranda Lambert
"Famous Friends" - Chris Young with Kane Brown
"Half of My Hometown" - Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney)

Musical Video of the Year
"Chasing After You" - Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris
"Famous Friends" - Chris Young with Kane Brown
"Gone" - Dierks Bentley
"Half of My Hometown" - Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney)
"Younger Me" - Brothers Osborne

Musician of the Year
Jenee Fleenor
Paul Franklin
Aaron Sterling
Ilya Toshinskiy
Derek Wells

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