Carrie Underwood to host the 53rd Country Music Association Awards

Good news for Carrie Underwood fans! Carrie Underwood is going to host this year’s CMA too. The only twist is that this time Carrie will not have Brad Paisley by her side. Instead, this year, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton will be accompanying Carrie as guest co-hosts.

Carrie Underwood has been hosting the award show long since 2008, and this year too, the legacy is being maintained. CMA let out the public announcement of its plans to have Carrie, Reba, and Dolly on Monday, 19th August. However, the association has not yet revealed anything about its exact plans to highlight women throughout the show.

The award show will be broadcasted live on 13th of November on the channel ABC sharp at 8 p.m. ET from the Bridgestone Arena of Nashville.

Regarding the matter, CMA’s Chief Executive Officer said, “It’s an incredible honor to welcome Carrie, Reba, and Dolly to the CMA Awards stage this year. In addition to awarding the year’s best and brightest in the genre, the 53rd Annual CMA Awards will celebrate the legacy of women within country music, and we couldn’t think of a more dynamic group of women to host the show.”

Apart from Carrie, Rebba and Dolly have also hosted the show before. Rebba has hosted thrice, with Randy Travis in 1990 and Vince Gill in 1992. Rebba had hosted the show solo in 1991. Whereas, Dolly had hosted the award show in 1988. Carrie, Rebba, and Dolly, together have a total of 124 CMA awards nominations and 22 wins with them.

The nominees for the 2019 CMA awards have not been announced yet. The nominees will be announced on the 28th of August. And the full list will be live-streamed on ‘Good Morning America’.