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CMA Awards 2019: How to watch awards, list of nominees

Posted at 12:43 PM, Nov 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-13 23:06:15-05

(WTXL) — The biggest night in country music is just a few short days away!

The 53rd Annual CMA Awards is going down on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Tune into ABC 27 at 8|7c to see winners revealed live from Nashville, TN!

Country music’s biggest night will be hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton.

Bobby Bones, Blanco Brown, Hannah Brown, Deana Carter, Kristin Chenoweth, Janie Fricke, Jim Gaffigan, Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, Craig Morgan, Jennifer Nettles, Madelaine Petsch, Midland, J.B. Smoove, Pam Tillis, Morgan Wallen, and Trisha Yearwood are also set to present.

During the CMA Awards, Underwood will perform her new single “Drinking Alone.”

You don't want to miss the historic opening number celebrating women in country music led by Underwood, McEntire and Parton and featuring Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, The Highwomen (comprised of Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires), Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker and Gretchen Wilson, each performing iconic Country songs for a monumental decades-spanning medley.

Previously announced performances include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Sheryl Crow, Chris Janson and John Osborne, Brooks & Dunn with Brothers Osborne, Garth Brooks with Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Lady Antebellum and Halsey, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves with Willie Nelson, Old Dominion, Dolly Parton with for KING & COUNTRY and Zach Williams, P!NK and Chris Stapleton, Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, and Keith Urban.

Each year, The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the more than 7,400 industry professional members of the Country Music Association, which when established in 1958, became the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music.

A list of CMA award winners is below:

Entertainer of the Year

  • Garth Brooks (WINNER)
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Eric Church
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Female vocalist of the year

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves (WINNER)
  • Carrie Underwood

Male vocalist of the year

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Luke Combs (WINNER)
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Vocal group of the year

  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion (WINNER)
  • Zac Brown Band

Vocal duo of the year

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay (WINNER)
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae

New artist of the year

  • Cody Johnson
  • Ashley McBryde (WINNER)
  • Midland
  • Carly Pearce
  • Morgan Wallen

Album of the year

  • Center Point Road - Thomas Rhett
  • Cry Pretty - Carrie Underwood
  • Dan + Shay - Dan+ Shay
  • Desperate Man - Eric Church
  • GIRL - Maren Morris (WINNER)

Single of the year

  • "Burning Man" - Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne
  • "GIRL" - Maren Morris
  • "God's Country" - Blake Shelton (WINNER)
  • "Millionaire" - Chris Stapleton
  • "Speechless" - Dan + Shay

Song of the year

  • “Beautiful Crazy” - Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Robert Williford (WINNER)
  • “GIRL” - Maren Morris, Sarah Aarons, Greg Kurstin
  • “God’s Country” - Devin Dawson, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy
  • “Rainbow” - Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
  • “Tequila” - Dan Smyers, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds