JA2018Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert, Garth Brooks, Luke Combs, Midland and Brett Young join the exciting lineup of performers for “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” hosted for the 11th consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.

 

Previously announced performers for the CMA Awards include Kelsea BalleriniDierks Bentley with Brothers OsborneLuke BryanKenny ChesneyDan + ShayFlorida Georgia Line with Bebe RexhaKacey MusgravesOld DominionPistol AnniesThomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

Aldean is a 17-time CMA Awards nominee and two-time winner. He returns this year with his fourth Entertainer of the Year nomination, third Musical Event of the Year nomination for “Drowns the Whiskey” with Lambert, and third Single of the Year nomination.

 

Brooks is a 33-time CMA Awards nominee and 13-time winner. He is the reigning Entertainer of the Year and currently holds the record for most Entertainer of the Year awards with six wins since his first nomination in the category in 1991.

 

Combs received his first CMA Awards nomination last year and returns this year with nods in the Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year categories.

 

Lambert is the most decorated Female Vocalist of the Year with seven wins. She is a 13-time career CMA Awards winner and 47-time nominee. She returns this year with her 12th nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year, sixth nomination for Musical Event of the Year and seventh Single of the Year nod.

 

Midland are first-time CMA Awards nominees this year, receiving nominations for New Artist of the Year, Single of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year.

 

Young is a two-time CMA Awards nominee, returning this year with a nomination in the New Artist of the Year category.

 

PeopleTV, the advertiser-supported OTT streaming service from PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly, will live stream its CMA Awards Red Carpet pre-show, “PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Red Carpet Live: CMAAwards,” beginning at 5:30 PM/ET (4:30 PM/CT). The show will wrap before the ceremony begins at 8:00PM ET (7:00 PM/CT).

 

PEOPLE Executive Editor, Cynthia Sanz, and hosts of PeopleTV’s daily newsmagazine “PEOPLE Now,” Jeremy Parsons and Andrea Boehlke, will host the Red Carpet pre-show from multiple locations on the Red Carpet. The show will stream live on PEOPLE.com and EW.comPEOPLE’s Facebook and Twitter and Entertainment Weekly’s Facebook and Twitter, in addition to the free PeopleTV app, available on iOS and Android devices, and distributed across Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, fuboTV, Philo, The Roku Channel, Roku Players, Xfinity and Xumo.

 

“The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Gary Halvorson is the Director and David Wild is the Head Writer.

 

For more information on “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” please visit CMAawards.com and follow CMA on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. Fans can listen to music featuring the CMA Awards nominees and performers, on Amazon MusicApple MusicPandoraSpotify, and Vevo. To celebrate “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” the official merchandise line featuring tees, sweatshirts and other gifts is now available online.

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