CMA AND ABC CELEBRATE MUSIC COUNTRY’S GREATEST NIGHT™ WITH A SPECIAL PROGRAM LEADING TO « THE 56eCMA ANNUAL PRIZES »
Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning present “The 56e CMA Annual Awards » Live from Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 8/7c on ABC
Country music’s biggest night less than a week away™the Country Music Association and ABC will celebrate with a variety of special programs leading up to “The 56e CMA Annual Awards”, broadcast Wednesday, November 9 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Country music fans will have a front row seat to the lives of country stars around the world.
“ON THE RED CARPET: COUNTDOWN TO THE CMA AWARDS” – SATURDAY NOV. 5 AND SUNDAY NOV. 6 (check local listings)
On Saturday November 5and Sunday November 6ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles entertainment reporter George Pennacchio presents “On The Red Carpet: Countdown to the CMA Awards,” a 30-minute special from Nashville featuring exclusive interviews with CMA nominees Miranda Lambert, LOCASH, Maddie & Tae and Lainey Wilson.
“ESPN COLLEGE GAMEDAY” – SATURDAY NOV. 5 (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT, ESPN)
CMA Awards Host Luke Bryan joins ESPN’s “College GameDay” as Celebrity Guest Picker on Saturday November 5. “College GameDay” travels to Athens, Georgia for the Tennessee vs. Georgia game.
“MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL WITH PEYTON AND ELI” – MONDAY NOV. 7 (8:15 p.m./EST)
On Monday, November 7ESPN2 and ESPN+ present “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” as Peyton Manning welcomes his CMA Awards co-host, Luke Bryan, as a special guest.
“ON THE ROAD TO THE CMA AWARDS” – MONDAY NOV. 7 (10:00am-11:00pm/EST)
On Monday, November 7, ABC News’ annual special, is hosted by country music superstar Luke Bryan. ABC News crews travel the world to three different continents – Australia, Europe and North America – for behind-the-scenes insight into some of today’s top country music stars. “On the Road to the CMA Awards” explores the highs and lows of life on tour, including the most private moments offstage, while meeting the artists’ most passionate and loyal fans. Featured artists include Kane Brown, Russell Dickerson, Wynonna Judd, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Carly Pearce and Lainey Wilson.
“JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!” – TUESDAY NOV. 8 AND WEDNESDAY NOV. 9 (11:35 p.m. / EST)
Don’t miss country music bands joining “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” for very special performances. CMA Award Nominee BRELAND visit the salon on Tuesday, November 8, to be performed. And the top-nominated artist at this year’s CMA Awards with six nods, Lainey Wilson, takes the stage to perform on Wednesday, November 9.
“GOOD MORNING AMERICA” – WEDNESDAY NOV. 9 AND THURSDAY NOV. 10 (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. EST)
“Good Morning America” returns to Nashville for special CMA Awards coverage with Will Reeve on Wednesday, November 9 and with Lara Spencer on Thursday, November 10. Reeve will be with the country music superstar and 13-time CMA Award winner Keith Urban as he hits the Bridgestone Plaza stage early Wednesday, November 9. Plus, CMA Awards hosts Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning will share a behind-the-scenes look at rehearsals ahead of Country Music’s biggest night. Fans can also preview the CMA Award winners for Music Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year during the GMA broadcast. The next morning, join Lara Spencer for behind-the-scenes interviews with the evening’s CMA Award winners.
“ON THE RED CARPET LIVE AT THE CMA AWARDS” – WEDNESDAY NOV. 9 (6:30-8:00 p.m. / EST – stream on Hulu/check local listings)
On Wednesday, November 9, “On The Red Carpet” will feature live coverage ahead of this year’s CMA Awards show outside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. broadcast on OnTheRedTapis.comstarting at 6:30 p.m. ET, George Pennacchio of ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles and Roshumba Williams report from the red carpet giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at this year’s awards – moments before the show begins – as well as interviews with many of this year’s CMA Awards nominees and hottest stars. The first hour of coverage will air on OnTheRedTapis.com and ABC Owned Television Stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV and Roku streaming platforms; followed by a 7:30-8:00 p.m. ET simulcast of “On The Red Carpet” on ABC-owned television channels: ABC7/WABC-TV New York, ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles, ABC7/ WLS- TV Chicago, 6ABC/WPVI-TV Philadelphia, ABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco, ABC13/KTRK-TV Houston, ABC11/WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham, ABC30/KFSN-TV Fresno and ABC affiliates (check local listings ).
About CMA Awards
The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards were broadcast for the first time, making it the longest running annual music awards program on network television. The CMA Awards have been broadcast on ABC since 2006. ABC is the host network for the CMA Awards and two other CMA television properties, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas”.