Carrie Underwood to Host 53rd CMA Awards without Paisley in more than a decade.

Carrie Underwood is all set to continue her as the host on Country Music Association Awards in its 53rd installment. The American singer will be joined by special guest host Reba McEntire and Dolly Barton. The CMA Awards which celebrate the achievements of country music artists will celebrate the legendary women in the country music industry with Country Music Hall of Fame members Reba McEntire and Dolly Barton gracing the stage at this year’s Annual ceremony.

Celebrating the legacy of women within the country music, no one could think of anyone but the dynamic ladies Reba, Dolly, and Carrie on the stage, said CMA CEO, Sarah Trahern. In a media release, CMA announced the hosting trio for the 53rd Annual Awards. Underwood, Parton, and McEntire have 124 CMA award nominations and 22 wins over the years with Parton laying hands of Entertainer of the year in 1978 and McEntire in 1986 edition. Eleven awards are shared by the three ladies for female vocalist of the year.

The Award was first presented in the year 1967 at Nashville Municipal Auditorium; Sonny James and Bobbie Gentry co-hosted the untelevised ceremony while Eddy Arnold laid hands on the Entertainer of the year award. Since then the CMA has been honoring outstanding country music artist and broadcasters annually during mid-November at Nashville, Tennessee. Awards are given in 12 different categories with Entertainer of Year the most coveted.

Vince Gill hosted the CMA Awards from 1992 up until 2003. The 2004 Amerian Idol Winner Underwood has been hosting the Awards with Brad Paisley since 2008. The CMA announced its new it’s new special guest host replacing Brad on August 19 Monday morning through a video released on Twitter.

With the final nominees set to announced on ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday, August 28 from their Times Square Studio.
The CMA Awards are set to be held in Bridgestone Arena Nashville on Wednesday, November 13. People at home can the live broadcast on ABC Television Network.