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Entertainment Everything You Need to Know About the 2017 CMA Awards

07:35  08 november  2017
07:35  08 november  2017 Source:   people.com

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If it’s anything like in past years, the 51st Annual CMA Awards will feature heartwarming performances, comedic sketches from the hosts and exciting award reveals. Here is everything you need to know before Wednesday night. Who’s Hosting?

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Put on your cowboy boots! It’s almost time for country music’s biggest night.

If it’s anything like in past years, the 51st Annual Country Music Awards will feature heartwarming performances, comedic sketches from the hosts and exciting award reveals. Here is everything you need to know before Wednesday night.

Who’s Hosting?

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This year’s CMA Awards hosts came as a surprise to no one: 2017 will be Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood‘s 10th consecutive year hosting the show. In their last nine ceremonies, the hilarious pair have had some unforgettable moments.

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There was the 2008 comedic parody “Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Kanye,” which Paisley (a 14-time CMA Awards winner) penned, and the 2011 “Tim and Faith Have Barbies” sketch, which was Underwood’s idea. The cohosts prepared for their ‘Gangnam Style’ dance onstage in 2012 with three weeks of practice and coaching from a former Michael Jackson choreographer, they revealed at a CMA Festival event in June.

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Expectations are high for the 2017 CMA Awards . Fans around the nation will watch on Wednesday evening as the country music world celebrates this year’s biggest contributions to the format, and to see how they respond to October’s mass shooting in Las Vegas shooting.

The 2017 Country Music Association Awards will be held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, November 8. Here’s everything you need to know before the Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the 2017 CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on November 8, 2017 .

But perhaps the most iconic bit by the dynamic duo happened in 2014. Paisley took the stage and revealed to the world that five-months-pregnant Underwood would be having a boy: “I’m so happy! I know something y’all don’t know!” Paisley said to the crowd before revealing the baby’s sex.

Who’s Performing?

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This year’s ceremony will feature performances by some of country music’s biggest stars, including Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Chris Stapleton and Alan Jackson — to name a few.

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Read on for all you need to know about this anniversary edition of the CMAs . Back when the news was announced, Paisley wrote on Instagram, “Last year they let me pull my pants down on national tv, I wonder what they will let me do this year,” so you just know this night is going to be good.

With seven CMA Awards under their belt, they are also hoping to land a prize for their eigth album 'The Breaker'. The question is, will they be overshadowed by newcomers Old The CMA Awards will air live tonight (November 8th 2017 ), hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood for their tenth year.

Jackson is a 2017 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee who has received 81 CMA Awards nominations throughout his career; this year will be his 24th CMA performance.

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But beyond those performances, the show will also highlight some exciting collaborations. Reba McEntire — the most nominated female in CMA Awards history — will be paired with her competition for Female Vocalist of the Year: Kelsea Ballerini. The 24-year-old “Yeah Boy” singer is a five-time award nominee, and 62-year-old Reba is a 50-time nominee.

FormerOne Direction star Niall Horan will make his CMA performance debut with country’s Maren Morris to perform their pop-country crossover song “Going Blind,” which Horan released on his debut solo album, Flicker, last month.

Other collaborating pairs will include Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts, who are nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year, as well as Brad Paisley and Kane Brown.

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What About the Nominees?

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Miranda Lambert is this year’s top nominee with five nods total, and her 11th nomination in the Female Vocalist category, which she has won a record six consecutive times between 2010 and 2015. Lambert has a total of 44 CMA Awards nominations spanning her career and is the most awarded woman in CMA Awards history, nabbing 12 trophies since 2010.

Tying for second-most nominations are Little Big Town and Keith Urban, who each earned four nominations total.

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Other notable include people from all throughout the entire country music sphere: Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and many more.

Taylor Swift‘s name even appears on the nominee list: The country-turned-pop singer is up for Song of the Year for her songwriting on LBT’s hit “Better Man.”

Who Did NOT Make the Nominee List?

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Many were surprised that country star Blake Shelton — five-time Vocalist of The Year and a current coach on The Voice — was not nominated for a single category. Another list absentee is “They Don’t Know” singer Jason Aldean, who recently won Entertainer of the Year at the 2017 American Country Music Awards in April.

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Here is what you need to know about the biggest night in country music. How can I watch the 2017 CMA Awards ? The CMA Awards will kick off on There were also several paired performances in 2017 , including a duet between Kelsea Ballerini and Reba McEntire, and Brad Paisley with Kane Brown.

The 2017 CMA Awards are scheduled to air on ABC on Nov. 8, at 8PM ET; the ceremony will take place live at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. NEXT: Everything You Need to Know About the 2017 CMA Awards .

Although Lambert has the most nods of any artist, some fans were surprised she did not receive one for the Entertainer of The Year category, which has no female nominees this year.

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Read the full list of nominations here.

Who Decides the Winners?

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The nominees and winners are chosen by the 6,300 industry professional members of Country Music Association. Established in 1958, CMA was the first trade organization dedicated to a specific genre of music. The first CMA Awards show was held in 1967 and it has since become the longest-running annual music awards program on network television.

This year’s CMA Awards will be held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. ET. The show will air live on ABC.

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