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Carrie Underwood to Host CMA Awards With Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton

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Written by Lauren Laffer
Carrie Underwood to Host CMA Awards With Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton
Reba McEntire; Photo credit: Robby Klein; Carrie Underwood; Photo credit: Randee St. Nicholas; Dolly Parton; Photo courtesy Webster PR

The Country Music Association announced early Monday morning (8/19) that Carrie Underwood will host the 53rd Annual CMA Awards. Joining her this year will be guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton.

The iconic performers will celebrate legendary women in country music throughout the annual ceremony.

Carrie Underwood will host “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton. Country Music’s Biggest Night™ broadcasts live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network; Photo Credit: CMA
Carrie Underwood will host “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton. Country Music’s Biggest Night™ broadcasts live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network; Photo Credit: CMA

“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 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.”

Between them, the women have 124 CMA Award nominations and 22 wins. 11 of those wins fall under the Female Vocalist of the Year category, with additional two wins as Entertainer of the Year.

Nominations for this year’s celebration will be announced on Wednesday, August 28 during ABC’s Good Morning America.

The 53rd Annual CMA Awards broadcasts live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 13 at 8/7c on ABC.