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CMA Awards gets bigger with expanded coverage

ABC set to feature country artists during CMA Awards week including Dolly Parton and skits on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The 53rd Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton airs live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville this Wednesday, November 13th at 8 pm ET/PT on ABC. Head to where you can enter your zip code to find out your local ABC affiliate in addition to various streaming services available that will carry the program live.

Don’t miss country artists taking over several ABC shows this week leading into Wednesday night’s broadcast:
GMA Goes Country as Good Morning America visits Nashville Wednesday, November 13th to celebrate all things country, including a performance by three-time 2019 CMA Awards nominee Luke Combs and appearances by 2019 CMA Awards Vocal Duo of the Year nominee Maddie & Tae as well as Trace Adkins.

Dolly Parton: Here She Comes Again! with Robin Roberts is an hourlong special airing Tuesday, November 12th at 10 pm ET/PT, bringing viewers an intimate look at the life and career of country music legend Dolly Parton.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! hosts performances by 2019 Vocal Group of the Year nominees Old Dominion (Tuesday, November 12th) and Zac Brown Band (Wednesday, November 13th). Don’t miss hilarious skits from Carrie Underwood (Tuesday, November 12th) and Maren Morris (Wednesday, November 13th). Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs 11:35 pm ET/PT on ABC.

Several media outlets will host red carpet shows broadcasting live on television, radio and livestream including
ABC’s On The Red Carpet at the CMA Awards, airing live on ABC Owned Television Stations from 6:30-7 pm CT. Hosted by George Pennacchio (KABC) and Sandy Kenyon (WABC) with special guest correspondents Hannah Brown (Dancing with the Stars and The Bachelorette) and Jason Fitz (ESPN), the live red carpet show will also be livestreamed starting at 5:30 pm CT at and

SiriusXM’s red carpet show is hosted by Storme Warren and MC and airs live on The Highway from 4:30-7 pm CT. The Highway has flipped to “CMA Awards Radio” through the show. WKRN/Nashville’s Live On The Red Carpet airs live on all ABC Nexstar stations from 6:30-7 pm CT. Hosted by Neil Orne, Nikki Burdine and special guest Frankie Ballard, the live red carpet show will also be livestreamed starting at 5 pm CT at

Tennessean’s red carpet show is hosted by Cindy Watts and Dave Paulson and will be livestreamed via YouTube and Tennessean’s and USA Today’s Facebook pages from 5-7 pm CT. Entertainment Tonight’s ET Live will livestream from the red carpet via

The 53rd Annual CMA Awards is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Alex Rudzinski is the Director, and David Wild is the Head Writer.

Fans can listen to music featuring the CMA Awards nominees and performers, on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, Vevo and YouTube. To celebrate The 53rd Annual CMA Awards, the official merchandise line featuring tees, sweatshirts and other gifts is now available online. Merchandise will also be sold on site at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 13th.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.