The CMA Awards The 51st Annual CMA Awards broadcasts live tonight on ABC beginning at 8 pm ET/PT. We’ll be live blogging all the winners here.
In the meantime, American Idol and DWTS alum, Kellie Pickler is set to help host the pre-show which will stream live on twitter beginning at 6 pm ET. Additionally, American Idol 10 alum and CMA nominee, Lauren Alaina, will be featured in a special Walmart commercial highlighting “inclusion.
American Idol season 4 winner Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will be hosting the ceremony for the 10th straight year. Carrie Underwood, Niall Horan, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban and more are set to perform. Keith is set to debut a new song “Female” hew wrote in response to the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal.
Check out all the details of the CMA pre-show below.
Walmart will bring together a special group of country music fans at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville to enjoy a special rendition of “Get Together” performed by Vocal Duo of the Year nominee, Dan + Shay, in collaboration with New Artist of The Year nominee, Lauren Alaina. The song is featured in one of Walmart’s recent advertising spots, which promotes the importance of people from all walks of life coming together in the spirit of inclusiveness and kindness. Viewers are encouraged to share their reaction to the song and their thoughts on how music brings people together using #GetTogether. The 51st Annual CMA Awards broadcasts live Wednesday, Nov. 8 (8:00 – 11:00 p.m. EST), from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, on The ABC Television Network.
Walmart is also sponsoring The CMA Awards: All Access which offers viewers exclusive access to Country Music’s Biggest Night™. Country music artist and previous two-time CMA Awards nominee Kellie Pickler and television personality Ben Aaron (both of Pickler & Ben), Today In Nashville’s Kelly Sutton and country music artist Clayton Anderson are hosting this year’s show, which will stream globally, exclusively on live.twitter.com/CMAawards, beginning with the red-carpet stream at 6 p.m. EST|5 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Nov 8. Much loved by fans, Pickler, Anderson and Sutton are returning to the show, Pickler and Anderson for the second time and Sutton for the fifth. Aaron is making his “The CMA Awards: All Access” debut.
The CMA Awards: All Access will livestream from 10 cameras strategically positioned throughout the red carpet and the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, offering unique viewpoints of the red carpet and backstage areas. Twitter users can watch throughout the night at @CountryMusic. Using the hashtag #CMAawards, they can tweet their comments and questions that may then be answered live on the red carpet and backstage. All four hosts will stream from the red carpet with Anderson also talking to fans in attendance. Sutton and Anderson will then continue the show backstage during the awards telecast, interviewing winners, presenters and performers live from exclusive backstage cameras.