It’s the most wonderful time of the year again in Nashville, Tennessee—time to celebrate country music’s best and brightest with a glittering night at the Country Music Association’s awards ceremony.
The 57th annual CMA Awards will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 8 and will feature live performances, a star-studded guest list and creative sessions by industry staples and rising stars.
The big night will include performances from Jelly Roll, HARDY, Morgan Wallen, Post Malone, Old Dominion, Megan Moroney, Carly Pearce, Chris Stapleton, Lainey Wilson and many more.
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As the country’s biggest night approaches, we’re here to answer all your questions: Who will be there? Who else will do it? How do you listen to awards?
We have the answers.
When are the CMA Awards?
The CMA Awards are live in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 8 at 7 pm CST. Tennesseans will have live coverage of the red carpet starting at 4:30 pm You can watch live here.
Prizes will be distributed at the following local times across the US:
- Mpumalanga: 8pm (Live Broadcast)
- Central: 7pm (Live)
- Mountain: 7pm
- Pacific: 8 p.m
- Alaska: 7pm
- Hawaii: 7pm
What channel are the CMA Awards on?
Viewers can tune in to the awards on ABC and local ABC stations.
The award ceremony will also be broadcast in other countries.
Where to stream CMA Awards 2023
Yes, there are multiple streaming options for the CMA Awards online with ABC Instant Access. You can also watch live on Fubo TV and Sling TV.
Fans can also watch the awards the next day on Hulu.
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Who hosts the CMA Awards?
Like last year’s event, Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning will return to the stage as co-hosts.
Country singer Bryan, who won the night’s biggest award, “Entertainer of the Year,” will often meet National Football League Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning.
Manning, the country music star, and Bryan, the “Country Girl” singer, will actually “Play It Again” together, bringing their duo back on stage for some revenge.
Who is performing at the CMA Awards?
The night will be packed with performances from the country’s biggest stars. Here’s who’s singing and what they’ll be singing.
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- Opening performance of Jelly Roll, “Need a Favor”
- Jimmy Buffett Tribute Performance by Kenny Chesney, Mac McAnally, Alan Jackson and the Zac Brown Band
- Country classic medley by HARDY, Morgan Wallen and Post Malone
- Jelly Roll and K. Michelle, “Love Builds a Bridge”
- Old Dominion and Megan Moroney, “I Can’t Break Up Now”
- Carly Pearce ft. Chris Stapleton, “We Don’t Fight No More”
- Tanya Tucker and Little Big Town, “Delta Dawn”
- Morgan Wallen and special guest
- Kelsea Ballerini, “Leave Me Again”
- Luke Bryan, No. 1 Hits Medley
- Luke Combs, “Where the Wild Things Are”
- Dan + Shay, “Save Me The Trouble”
- Jordan Davis, “The Next Thing You Know”
- Cody Johnson, “The Artist”
- Ashley McBryde, “Light in the Kitchen”
- Chris Stapleton, “White Horse”
- War and Covenant, “That’s How Love Is Made”
- Lainey Wilson, “Wild Flowers and Wild Horses”
Who are the CMA Award nominees?
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Lainey Wilson was nominated this year, receiving an impressive nine nominations. Wilson is the fourth artist in history to receive nine nominations, with his predecessors Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson and Miranda Lambert reaching that milestone in the past.
First-time nominee Jelly Roll was another top pick with five nominations, while Luke Combs and HARDY followed with four nominations. Singers Jordan Davis, Ashley McBryde, Chris Stapleton and Morgan Wallen were all nominated three times.
The Tennessean has compiled a list of the most surprising and surprising nominations for the event, analyzing the achievements of artists from Morgan Wallen to Luke Bryan.
Entertainer of the Year, the most coveted award of the evening, has nominees including Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Chris Stapleton, Morgan Wallen and Lainey Wilson. Last year, Combs took home the 2022 title.