Intriguing Blend of Presenters Set For The 49th Annual CMA Awards!

THE 49th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS - Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host "Country Music's Biggest Night(tm)" live WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.  (ABC/Bob D'Amico)
THE 49th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS – Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host “Country Music’s Biggest Night(tm)” live WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)

When Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host the 49th Annual CMA Awards (ABC, Wednesday, November 4th, 8/7C) they will be heading up an unusual blend of athletes, celebrities and country stars who will be presenting the awards.

Edie Brickell and Steve Martin; 2016 Miss America Betty Cantrell; ABC’s “Wicked City” actress Erika Christensen; Jennifer Nettles; Heather O’Reilly and Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, Pentatonix and more will be among those handing out the hardware.

Then there are the performances from artists like Little Big Town and Kacey Musgraves. For a complete list of presenters and performers, follow the jump.

CMA ANNOUNCES UNIQUE BLEND OF ATHLETES, CELEBRITIES, AND MUSIC SUPERSTARS AS PRESENTERS FOR “THE 49TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS”

Triple-Nominee Chris Stapleton with a Very Special Guest Added to the Star-Packed List of Performers

Country Music’s Biggest Night™ attracts a diverse audience at home as well as the podium with actors, athletes, celebrities, and Country stars announcing winners and presenting trophies during “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” airing live WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) and airing on the ABC Television Network.

Joining the lineup of previously announced performers is Chris Stapleton with a very special guest who will be announced Monday, November 2. Stapleton received his first CMA Awards nominations this year including Album of the Year for “Traveller,” which was produced by Dave Cobb and Stapleton (Stapleton only receives one nomination for the category, but can receive a second trophy as producer), Male Vocalist of the Year, and New Artist of the Year.

Presenting trophies in those and other on-air categories will be: Edie Brickell and Steve Martin; 2016 Miss America Betty Cantrell; ABC’s “Wicked City” actress Erika Christensen; ESPN College GameDay’s Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit; Sports Illustrated cover model Hannah Davis; reigning New Artist of the Year Brett Eldredge; Charles Kelley of nominated Vocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum; host of “CMA Country Christmas” Jennifer Nettles; Heather O’Reilly and Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team; a capella sensation Pentatonix; Reba; Darius Rucker; actor Kiefer Sutherland; Cole Swindell; and Female Vocalist of the Year nominee Lee Ann Womack. The presentation of pre-televised CMA Awards and honors – including the CMA Broadcast Personality and Station of the Year trophies – will be hosted by Warner Music Nashville’s Frankie Ballard.

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host and perform during the ceremony, which broadcasts live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Previously announced performers include: Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Lindsey Stirling, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maddie & Tae, Kacey Musgraves, Paisley, Blake Shelton, Underwood, and Zac Brown Band.

Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will also feature one-of-a-kind collaborations with Eric Church joining musical forces with Hank Williams, Jr., Reba with Brooks & Dunn, Thomas Rhett with Fall Out Boy, and Keith Urban performing with John Mellencamp.

“The 49th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer and Paul Miller is the Director. The CMA Awards will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.

Fans can get more information on “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” and sign up for CMA emails and exclusives by visiting CMAawards.com.

 

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