Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire Set to Host 2019 CMA Awards

Mark you calendars: Country music's biggest night will be held on Wednesday, November 13.

By Jamie Blynn Aug 19, 2019 2:02 PMTags
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Are ya'll ready for this?

Carrie Underwood is set to host the 2019 CMA Awards, but unlike the past 11—yes, 11—years, Brad Paisley won't be joining her up on stage. Instead, the superstar is getting a little help from icons and guest hosts Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire, the Country Music Association announced on Monday.

The 53rd annual show, hailed as country music's biggest night, will pay special tribute to the genre's beloved female artists. And this trailblazing trio are, indeed, the perfect fit to preside over the star-studded evening. Together, Carrie, Dolly and Reba have nabbed 124 CMA nominations and 22 wins, with 11 of those trophies coming from the coveted Female Vocalist of the Year category. Not to mention, Dolly and Reba are also Country Music Hall of Fame members.

Needless to say, they are one powerful group and we are in for one wild night.

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"It's an incredible honor to welcome Carrie, Reba and Dolly to the CMA Awards stage this year," CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern shared in a statement. "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."

But first, mark your calendars!

Nominations for the hotly anticipated show will be announced on Good Morning America on Wednesday, August 28. The 2019 CMA Awards, held in Nashville, will air on ABC Wednesday, November 13 at 8 p.m.