The 2018 CMA Awards are less than a month away and the first round of performers have officially been revealed! The 52nd Annual CMA Awards will have a stacked lineup of artists taking the stage including nominees Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.
With more performers to be announced in the coming weeks, the awards show will surely be a night full of surprises and memorable collaborations. Carrie and Brad Paisley will return as hosts for the 11th consecutive year during Country Music’s Biggest Night. The awards show will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Nov. 14 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM/CT on ABC.
In August it was revealed that Carrie and Brad would be returning as co-hosts. The duo began their hosting stint in 2008 and have returned every year since. Their hosting duties include their always hilarious opening monologue played to music. Through the years, Brad and Carrie have poked fun at Taylor Swift, Obama, Trump and Faith Hill & Tim McGraw’s Barbie dolls. One year Brad even revealed the sex of Carrie’s first child. Here’s to hoping he might drop a big hint again this year!
Carrie is a four-time CMA Awards Female Vocalist of the Year winner. This year she receives her 13th nomination in the category. Throughout her career, she has garnered 30 CMA Awards nominations since 2006.
The final round of voting will determine the winners of the upcoming CMA Awards. The names announced at the awards show have been selected by eligible CMA members. The final ballot of voting ends on Oct. 23.