The 53rd Annual CMA Awards will return to Nashville on Nov. 13 with some new hosts. Carrie Underwood will serve as host for the 12th consecutive year, while Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton will join as special guest hosts.
According to a press release, McEntire and Parton will share hosting duties with Underwood in “celebrating legendary women in country music." Combined, the three women hold 124 CMA Awards nominations and 22 total wins. Eleven of those wins are for female vocalist of the year.
“It’s an incredible honor to welcome Carrie, Reba and Dolly to the CMA Awards stage this year,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, in a statement. “In addition to awarding the year’s best and brightest in the genre, ‘The 53rd Annual CMA Awards’ 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 CMA Awards broadcasts live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Nov. 13 at 8/7c on ABC. Nominees for the awards show will be revealed on Aug. 28.
The news marks the first time in 11 years Brad Paisley won’t co-host the show with Underwood. Billboard has reached out to Paisley for comment.
Let’s go girls! I’m so excited to be joining @carrieunderwood and @reba to celebrate the legendary women of country music as a guest host of this year’s #CMAawards on November 13 — pic.twitter.com/XzR3Ah65vT
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) August 19, 2019