Country Music’s Biggest Night
The 43rd Annual CMA Awards, honoring the best in country music, airs Wednesday night, Nov. 11, on ABC-TV at 8 p.m. ET.
Country Weekly was there! Read about this special night in our summary article and see photos of the Red Carpet as well as the Winners!
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are set to co-host the show, billed as "Country Music's Biggest Night," from the Sommet Center in Nashville.
Much of the excitement this year centers around the night's most prestigious honor, Entertainer of the Year. Taylor Swift is the first female act up for the award in several years, and a win would make the 19-year-old the youngest titlist in history. A victory for Kenny Chesney would make him the top overall winner in that category, breaking his tie with Garth Brooks. Also up for Entertainer of the Year are Keith Urban, George Strait and Brad Paisley.
Taylor will perform the opening number to kick off the show. Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire, Sugarland and several others are also slated to perform during the three-hour telecast.