THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AND ABC CELEBRATE COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT™ WITH SPECIAL PROGRAMMING LEADING INTO “THE 57THANNUAL CMA AWARDS”
Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning Host “The 57th Annual CMA Awards”
Live From Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 8/7c on ABC
With less than a week until Country Music’s Biggest Night™, the Country Music Association and ABC will celebrate with a variety of special programming leading into “The 57th Annual CMA Awards,” airing Wednesday, Nov. 8 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST) on ABC and available next day on Hulu. Country Music fans will have a front-row seat to their favorite Country Music stars starting this weekend.
“ON THE RED CARPET: COUNTDOWN TO THE CMA AWARDS” – SATURDAY, NOV. 4, and SUNDAY, NOV. 5 (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS)
On Saturday, Nov. 4, and Sunday, Nov. 5, ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles’ entertainment reporter George Pennacchio hosts “On The Red Carpet: Countdown to the CMA Awards,” a 30-minute special from Nashville featuring exclusive interviews with CMA Awards nominees Jordan Davis, Jelly Roll, Lady A, Old Dominion, The War And Treaty, and Lainey Wilson.
“DOLLY PARTON – FROM RHINESTONES TO ROCK & ROLL” – TUESDAY, NOV. 7 (10:01-11:00 PM/EST)
On Tuesday, Nov. 7, ABC News’ 15th annual CMA Awards special features Dolly Parton like she’s never been seen before when the Queen of Country Music sits down with ABC News’ Robin Roberts for a candid conversation about her life and ever-evolving career which now includes the title of rock star. In the hourlong special, Parton talks about making her new and epic rock album, Rockstar, which features dozens of collaborations and iconic rock anthems covers, while opening up about recording the album and entering the rock genre more than 50 years since her career debut on the Country Music scene. Parton also reveals the stories behind many of her iconic looks that have shaped her stage and screen persona throughout the decades. Join Roberts and Country Music superstar Luke Bryan as he hosts “Dolly Parton: From Rhinestones to Rock & Roll.” Watch a promo HERE.
“JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!” – MONDAY, NOV. 6, and WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8 (11:35 PM/EST)
CMA Awards nominee Jordan Davis performs Monday, Nov. 6, and CMA Awards nominee Jelly Roll will appear Wednesday, Nov. 8.
“GOOD MORNING AMERICA” – WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8, AND THURSDAY, NOV. 9 (7:00-9:00 AM/EST)
“Good Morning America” returns to Nashville for special CMA Awards coverage with Lara Spencer on Wednesday, Nov. 8, and Thursday, Nov. 9. Join Spencer bright and early on Wednesday, Nov. 8, for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Country Music’s Biggest Night with this year’s CMA Awards hosts, Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning. Fans can also catch an early reveal of the CMA Awards winners for Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year during “GMA”’s broadcast. CMA Awards nominee Megan Moroney will also take the “GMA” stage for a special performance. The next morning, join Spencer for behind-the-scenes interviews with the night’s CMA Award winners.
“GMA3: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW” – WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8 (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS)
CMA Awards nominee Megan Moroney performs on Wednesday, Nov. 8.
“ON THE RED CARPET LIVE AT THE CMA AWARDS” – WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8 (6:30-8:00 PM/EST), and Streaming on Hulu and OnTheRedCarpet.com (5:00-7:30 PM/EST)
On Wednesday, Nov. 8, “On The Red Carpet” will feature live pre-show coverage of this year’s CMA Awards outside of Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Streaming on Hulu and OnTheRedCarpet.com, beginning at 5:00 PM/EST, ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles’ George Pennacchio, Rebecca Spera and Roshumba Williams report from the red carpet giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at this year’s awards – just moments before showtime – as well as interviews with many of this year’s CMA Awards nominees and hottest stars. The first 2 ½ hours of coverage will stream on OnTheRedCarpet.com and ABC Owned Television Stations’ 32 connected TV apps across streaming platforms Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV and Roku; followed by a simulcast from 7:30-8:00 PM/EST of “On The Red Carpet” on linear across ABC Owned Television Stations: ABC7/WABC-TV New York, ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles, ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago, 6ABC/WPVI-TV Philadelphia, ABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco, ABC13/KTRK-TV Houston, ABC11/WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham, ABC30/KFSN-TV Fresno and ABC affiliates (check local listings).
About the CMA Awards
The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast 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.”