Robin Roberts hosts ‘Countdown to the CMA Awards’ special

The pre-CMA Awards special will countdown the 15 songs that changed country music

As country music fans around the world gear-up to celebrate The 48th Annual CMA Awards, ABC brings viewers its sixth annual pre-CMA Awards Special, Countdown to the CMA Awards: 15 Songs that Changed Country Music with Robin Roberts, Monday, November 3rd from 10:01–11 p.m. ET on the ABC Television Network.

Following months of research and input from country music insiders, veteran experts and numerous country music artists, Countdown to the CMA Awards: 15 Songs that Changed Country Music with Robin Roberts showcases 15 iconic songs that changed the country music world forever. The Top 15 songs showcased aren’t necessarily the best-selling songs of all time, nor are they just the revered classics. They are the 15 iconic songs, old and new, which helped transform country music through their musical significance, cultural influence, and ability to reach new audiences. The special also chronicles the history of country music and the interesting and unique stories behind the creation of these celebrated songs.

From Hank Williams’ vinyl hits to Taylor Swift’s record breaking digital downloads, Countdown to the CMA Awards: 15 Songs that Changed Country Music with Robin Roberts shines a light on decades of great American music and the monumental changes that have affected how music is produced, distributed, and consumed in this digital age. The special also includes appearances by Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line and Darius Rucker and special musical tributes by Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Hunter Hayes and Kacey Musgraves, who honor the county legends who have shaped their careers.

The 48th Annual CMA Awards airs live on Wednesday, November 5th 8–11 p.m. ET on ABC.

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.

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