PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR “THE 52ND ANNUAL CMA AWARDS”

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return for the 11th consecutive year to co-host “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.
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JIMMIE ALLEN, BOBBY BONES, KANE BROWN, SHARNA BURGESS, 
OLIVIA CULPO, MACKENZIE FOY, LADY ANTEBELLUM, LITTLE BIG TOWN, 
DUSTIN LYNCH, MARTINA MCBRIDE, CARLY PEARCE, DENNIS QUAID, 
LIONEL RICHIE, NOAH SCHNAPP, RITA WILSON, AND TRISHA YEARWOOD 
TO PRESENT AT “THE 52ND ANNUAL CMA AWARDS”


  LANCO to Host Pre-Telecast Portion of the Night

  Dan + Shay to Deliver Exclusive Encore Performance of “Speechless” for Comcast’s Xfinity TV Customers, Available Immediately Following the CMA Awards Live Broadcast, on Xfinity On Demand

  Country Music’s Biggest Night™ Airs Live from Bridgestone Arena 
Wednesday, Nov. 14 on the ABC Television Network

Jimmie Allen will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.  Photo credit: Lee Steffen
Jimmie Allen will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network. Photo credit: Lee Steffen

Country artist Jimmie Allen, nationally syndicated personality Bobby Bones, Country artist Kane Brown, ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars’” Sharna Burgess, model and actress Olivia Culpo, Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’” Mackenzie Foy, Country artists Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride and Carly Pearce, singer/actor Dennis Quaid, ABC’s “American Idol” judge Lionel Richie, actor Noah Schnapp, singer/songwriter, actress and producer Rita Wilson and Country artist Trisha Yearwood are set to present at “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards.” Country Music’s Biggest Night, hosted for the 11thconsecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, airs live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.

CMA Awards Vocal Group of the Year nominee LANCO will also host the pre-telecast portion of the night. They will be introduced to the stage by CMA’s inaugural KixStart Artist Scholarship recipients Kassi AshtonTravis Denningand Jameson Rodgers. During the pre-telecast, the winner for Musician of the Year will be awarded, as well as the winners of the previously-announced Broadcast Awards categories. 

Mackenzie Foy will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.
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In addition to Dan + Shay’s live performance on the CMA Awards, the three-time CMA Awards nominees will also deliver an encore performance of “Speechless” for Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers that will be available exclusively on Xfinity On Demand immediately following the telecast. Customers with Xfinity X1 can access the encore performance simply by saying “Show me Dan + Shay” into their X1 Voice Remote. 

Don’t miss Facebook Live interviews with your favorite Country artists on CMA’s Facebook page Monday, Nov. 12 and Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM/CT as artists stop by the CMA Awards Radio Remote in Nashville.

Previously announced performers for the CMA Awards include Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert, Kelsea BalleriniDierks Bentley with Brothers OsborneGarth Brooks, Luke BryanKenny ChesneyLuke Combs, Dan + ShayFlorida Georgia Line with Bebe RexhaMidland, Kacey MusgravesOld Dominion, Paisley, Pistol AnniesThomas Rhett, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Stapleton with Maren Morris and Mavis Staples,Underwood, Keith Urban and Brett Young, as well as special appearances by Lindsay Ell, Vince Gill, Sierra Hull, Chris Janson, Ashley McBryde, David Lee Murphy, Jon Pardi, Carson Peters, Marty Stuart, and Cole Swindell.

Lady Antebellum will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.
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CMA sat down with the five New Artist of the Year nominees and the people closest to them to learn more about them and their journey to the CMA Awards. To view all five full episodes featuring Alaina, Combs, Janson, Midland and Young, please visit CMAawards.com/new-artist-nominees.

“The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Gary Halvorson is the Director and David Wild is the Head Writer.

For more information on “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” please visit CMAawards.com and follow CMA on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. Fans can listen to playlists featuring CMA Awards nominees and performers, on Amazon MusicApple MusicPandoraSpotify, and Vevo. To celebrate “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” the official merchandise line featuring tees, sweatshirts and other gifts is now available online

Bobby Bones will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.
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Kane Brown will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.
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Sharna Burgess will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.
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Olivia Culpo will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.
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Dan + Shay will deliver an exclusive encore performance of “Speechless” for Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers available immediately following the CMA Awards live broadcast on Xfinity On Demand.
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Trisha Yearwood will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.
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Rita Wilson will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday. Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.
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Noah Schnapp will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.
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Lionel Richie will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.
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Dennis Quaid will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.
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Carly Pearce will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.
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LANCO will host “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” pre-telecast Wednesday, Nov. 14 from Bridgestone Arena.
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Little Big Town will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.
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Dustin Lynch will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.
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Martina McBride will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.
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