about The CMA Awards

The 52nd Annual CMA Awards will air LIVE WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14 8|7c on ABC. Country music superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood preside over the evening and return as hosts for Country Music's Biggest Night. The 2018 event will deliver spectacle, accolades and countless special moments as we celebrate the CMA Awards.

The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the more than 7,400 professional members of CMA, which when established is the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958 and celebrates its 60th anniversary in September. The first CMA Awards Banquet and Show was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on television for the first time—making it the longest-running, annual music awards program on network television. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC is the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA's other two television properties, CMA Fest and CMA Country Christmas, through 2021.

Learn more about the CMA Awards at the official site.

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