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2019 CMA Awards: Here's Everything You Need to Know

Kacey Musgraves​ accepts the award for album of the year for "Golden Hour" at the 52nd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Get ready, y'all -- it's that time of year again. The 2019 CMA Awards, country music's biggest night, will be held on Nov. 13. Country legends and superstars, including Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Willie Nelson and Kacey Musgraves, will all come together at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena to celebrate country music.

Here's everything you need to know about the 53rd annual CMA Awards.

How to Watch

The 2019 CMA Awards will air on ABC at 7 p.m. CT/ 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Who's Hosting the CMA Awards?

The Country Music Association switched up hosting duties this year. For the first time in 11 years Brad Paisley won't co-host with Carrie Underwood. Instead, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton will join Underwood as co-hosts.

Who's Performing?

As usual, an all-star lineup of artists will perform at the CMA awards. The show will open with a medley from show hosts Underwood, Parton and McEntire, who'll be joined by The Highwomen (Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires), Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker, Crystal Gayle and Gretchen Wilson.

Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Kelsea Ballerini, Old Dominion, Dan + Shay, Thomas Rhett and Eric Church are all set to perform. In addition to solo performances, the night will include several special collaborations. Willie Nelson will share the stage with reigning CMA Album of the Year winner Kacey Musgraves. Other special collaborations include Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn and Brothers Osborne and Lady Antebellum with pop artist Halsey. Dolly Parton will perform with For King & Country, while Chris Stapleton and Pink will perform their duet "Love Me Anyway." Kelsea Ballerini will perform with Maddie & Tae, Runaway June, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde.

Dierks Bentley, Sheryl Crow, Chris Janson and Brothers Osborne's John Osborne will perform "Me and Bobby McGee" in honor  of Kris Kristofferson, the recipient of the 2019 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.

Who's Presenting?

Country artists presenting at the 53rd annual CMA awards include Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, Midland, Craig Morgan, Jennifer Nettles, Blanco Brown, Pam Tillis, Trisha Yearwood and Morgan Wallen.

Who Are the Nominees?

Entertainer of the Year

  • Garth Brooks
  • Eric Church
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae

New Artist of the Year

  • Cody Johnson
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Midland
  • Carly Pearce
  • Morgan Wallen

Single of the Year (Awarded to Singer, Producer and Engineer)

  • "Burning Man," Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne
  • "Girl," Maren Morris
  • "God's Country," Blake Shelton
  • "Millionaire," Chris Stapleton
  • "Speechless," Dan + Shay

Album of the Year

  • Center Point Road, Thomas Rhett
  • Cry Pretty, Carrie Underwood
  • Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay
  • Desperate Man, Eric Church
  • Girl, Maren Morris

Vocal Group of the Year

  • Little Big Town
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion
  • Zac Brown Band

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)

  • "Beautiful Crazy," Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette II, Robert Williford
  • "Girl," Maren Morris, Sarah Aarons, Greg Kurstin
  • "God's Country," Devin Dawson, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy
  • "Rainbow," Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
  • "Tequila," Dan Smyers, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds

Musical Event of the Year

  • "All My Favorite People," Maren Morris feat. Brothers Osborne
  • "Brand New Man," Brooks & Dunn feat. Luke Combs
  • "Dive Bar," Garth Brooks feat. Blake Shelton
  • "Old Town Road" (remix), Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
  • "What Happens in a Small Town," Brantley Gilbert feat. Lindsay Ell

Music Video of the Year (Awarded to Artist & Director)

  • "Burning Man," Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne
  • "GIRL,"  Maren Morris
  • "God's Country," Blake Shelton
  • "Rainbow," Kacey Musgraves
  • "Some Of It," Eric Church

Musician of the Year

  • Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle
  • Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
  • Mac McAnally, Guitar
  • Ilya Toshinsky, Banjo/Guitar
  • Derek Wells, Guitar

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