‘The 47th Annual CMA Awards’ – What To Expect

Written by Lauren Jo Black
‘The 47th Annual CMA Awards’ – What To Expect

Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley CMA - 2013 CountryMusicIsLove

“Country Music’s BIGGEST Night” is TONIGHT! Get ready for an evening full of glamour, fantastic music, surprises, upsets, and MUCH MORE!

As the anticipation builds, we’ve complied everything you need to know about tonight’s show, including a run down of the performers, presenters, and most anticipated moments. Check it out…

The Hosts:
Superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are slated to host the CMA Awards for the sixth consecutive year. The dynamic duo has only gotten better over time, so we can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeve for this year!

The Performers:
The star-studded performance lineup includes Jason Aldean; Luke Bryan; Eric Church; Florida Georgia Line; Hunter Hayes with Jason Mraz; Lady Antebellum; Little Big Town; Tim McGraw; Kacey Musgraves; Paisley; Blake Shelton; Lennon & Maisy Stella (from ABC;’s “Nashville”), Taylor Swift with Vince Gill and Alison Krauss; The Band Perry; Underwood; and Zac Brown Band with Dave Grohl. In addition, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban will perform together; Alan Jackson and George Strait will perform together in a tribute to the legendary George Jones; and Jennifer Nettles, Rascal Flatts, and Darius Rucker will pay homage to recent Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Kenny Rogers.

The Presenters:
CMA Awards nominee Lee Brice, actress Connie Britton (star of ABC’s “Nashville”), CMA Awards nominee Kelly Clarkson, singer Sheryl Crow, CMA Awards nominee Brett Eldredge, CMA Awards nominee Eli Young Band, actor Charles Esten (star of ABC’s “Nashville”), actress and singer Lucy Hale (star of ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars”), CMA Awards nominee Kip Moore, Country Music star Jake Owen, Country Music star Kellie Pickler, and television personalities Willie & Korie Robertson and Jase & Missy Robertson (stars of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty”) are scheduled to present trophies during “Country Music’s Biggest Night™.”

Reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Thompson Square will host the Pre-Telecast CMA Awards ceremonies, which will stream live onCMAawards.com at 7:30 PM/ET; 6:30 PM/CT. Winners for Musical Event and Music Video of the Year, as well as Musician of the Year and the 2013 CMA Broadcast Awards Radio Station and Personality of the Year will be recognized.

Most Anticipated Moments:
“The 47th Annual CMA Awards” will surely be unforgettable. Here’s a look at the evening’s most anticipated moments…

This year’s competition is heated! The talent is so incredible and the nominees are all so deserving, so it’s really a toss up of who will come out on top. Care to predict the evening’s biggest winners? Check out our predictions
HERE and leave a comment with yours!

“The 47th Annual CMA Awards” airs 8:00-11:00 PM/ET TONIGHT from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.