Carrie Underwood is returning to host the CMA Awards in November…but for the first time in 12 years, Brad Paisley won’t be joining her.
Instead, Carrie will get some help from two legends: Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. Together, they’ll be celebrating country’s legendary women throughout the ceremony, which airs November 13 on ABC.
CMA CEO Sarah Trahern says in a statement, “In addition to awarding the year’s best and brightest in the genre, the 53rd Annual CMAAwards will celebrate the legacy of women within country music, and we couldn’t think of a more dynamic group of women to host the show.”
The nominations will be announced Wednesday, August 28 during ABC’s Good Morning America, and then via livestream after the telecast.
Together, Carrie, Reba and Dolly have won 22 CMA Awards, 11 of them for Female Vocalist of the Year. They’ve also collectively been nominated 14 times for Entertainer of the Year, with Dolly winning it in 1978 and Reba winning in 1986.
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