Country superstars Brooks & Dunn and Reba will hit the stage for a must-see performance during Country Music’s Biggest Night, once again proving that the CMA Awards are home to some of the biggest collaborations in history. “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” air live Wednesday, November 4th from 8-11 PM/ET from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on the ABC Television Network.
Brooks & Dunn have won more CMA Awards than any vocal duo in history, taking home 19 trophies including Entertainer of the Year (1996) and 14 Vocal Duo of the Year awards in a 15-year span (1992-1999, 2001-2006). The duo also served as CMA Awards hosts from 2004-2006.
Reba has taken home six CMA trophies including the coveted Entertainer of the Year Award (1986) and was crowned Female Vocalist of the Year four consecutive years (1984-1987). She also hosted the 1992 CMA Awards alongside longtime host Vince Gill.
The talented trio of superstars, and longtime friends, last hit the CMA Awards stage together in 2008 when they performed “Cowgirls Don’t Cry.” They will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in December following the successful initial run of dates for Reba, Brooks & Dunn Together in Vegas. More dates have been added to their one-of-a-kind residency in May 2016.
Other performers announced include Hank Williams, Jr. with Eric Church, Thomas Rhett with Fall Out Boy, Keith Urban with John Mellencamp, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, Sam Hunt, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan. Hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are also set to perform.
In anticipation of “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live will pave the road to the CMA Awards by welcoming some of the genre’s most notable stars. The lineup includes performances from Brett Eldredge, Kip Moore, Chris Young, as well as 2015 CMA nominees Kelsea Ballerini, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and more.
The 49th Annual CMA Awards airs November 4th on ABC
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