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Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood return to host CMAs for 10th year

The show airs November 8th on ABC

Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have announced, alongside CMA Awards Executive Producer Robert Deaton, that they will be returning for the tenth time to host Country Music’s Biggest Night in 2017. The 51st Annual CMA Awards airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, November 8th from 8-11 pm ET on the ABC Television Network.

The return of the beloved CMA Awards hosts was announced Saturday morning (June 10th) at the Artist of the Day panel hosted by CMA board member Lon Helton of Country Aircheck at XFINITY Fan Fair X, part of the CMA Music Festival.

The pair’s ten year run as hosts is second only to Vince Gill’s twelve year run.

The 2017 CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than 7,600 professional members of CMA, which is the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958.

The first CMA Awards Banquet and Show was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on television for the first time – making it the longest-running, annual music awards program on network television. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC is the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, CMA Fest and CMA Country Christmas, through 2021.

Ticket information for the CMA Awards will be announced later with information available at

The 51st Annual CMA Awards is a production of the Country Music Association.