When Are the 2018 CMA Awards? And Everything Else You Need to Know

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Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have been doing it for a decade, and they’re not planning on stopping—that is, in terms of hosting CMA Awards! For 2018’s 52nd annual event, the pair will return for their 11th consecutive year, providing a slate of humorous observations on the year’s musical happenings and general current events. 

Known as “Country’s Biggest Night,” the CMAs are one of the most anticipated dates on the calendar for all country fans. Like past shows, 2018’s lineup is is bound to include stellar performances and impressive collaborations by some of country music’s biggest stars.

When and Where:

The 2018 CMA Awards will take place on Nov. 14, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., at 8PM ET. The show will broadcast live on ABC.

The Performers, Nominees and Presenters:

We already know that Underwood (who just announced she is expecting her second child, and will surely have a generously visible baby bump by mid-November!) and Paisley are co-hosting, but there is no information yet on the other talent that will be appearing.

The full list of CMA Awards nominees is slated to be revealed on Aug. 28. Two-time CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year winner Luke Bryan will reveal nominees in key categories during Good Morning America that morning. He’ll be announcing them from his new Nashville bar and restaurant, Luke’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink, with Dan + Shay and Sugarland helping him out. A full list of the nominees will be provided online following Bryan’s announcements.

We’ll be sure to keep you abreast of performers and presenters as soon as they are announced—which is news that should be arriving soon in coming weeks.

CMA Awards History:

George Strait is the leader in wins and nominations, while the most wins ever in one night goes to Alan Jackson (2002) and Johnny Cash (1969). The CMA trophy originally was made of wood and designed to resemble a chart bullet. Currently, it’s made in Italy and assembled in Nashville.

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