The 2020 CMA Awards are almost here! The Country Music Association’s annual show to honor the biggest accomplishments in country music takes place Wed. Nov. 11 live at Nashville’s Music City Center and will feature some of the genre’s biggest names, including Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett and more, as well as some crossover artists, like Justin Bieber, who’s taking the stage with Dan + Shay.
ET has you covered leading up to the show with our CMA Awards special, and all through the night! Read on for all the details you need on how to watch the CMA Awards, host, nominees, performers and more.
When are the CMA Awards? The 54th Annual CMA Awards will air live on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT on ABC. The show will air 7 p.m. local time for Mountain Time viewers and 8 p.m. local time PT.
How to watch: Viewers can watch the show on ABC on TV, via the ABC app with a TV provider, or stream on ABC on a number of live TV streaming services, including Hulu With Live TV, AT&T TV Now, fuboTV and YouTube TV.
Who’s performing? In addition to Bieber and Dan+Shay performing “10,000 Hours,” Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett are performing, as well as Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, Ashley McBryde, Charlie Puth and more. The CMA Awards also announced Chris Stapleton would perform, in addition to Lady A’s Charles Kelley — who is replacing bandmate Lee Brice after he tested positive for COVID-19 — with Carley Pearce and more. See more of the performers here.
Who’s presenting? Patrick Schwarzenegger, Lauren Akins, Lauren Alaina, Bobby Bones, Charles Esten, Sara Evans, Taylor Hill, Jake Owen, and Cece Winans are among the presenters.
Who’s nominated? Lambert scored seven nominations this year — topping any other artist — including for Female Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, Single of the Year, Album of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. This makes her the most-nominated artist in CMA history, with 55, just edging out McEntire, who notched her 51st nod this year. Church, Combs, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban join Lambert on the list of nominees for the highly coveted Entertainer of the Year award.
How to watch and follow ET’s coverage: Follow along on ET Live, by downloading the ET Live mobile app from the Google Play store or Apple App Store. Or stream ET Live on your Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV device. And as always, keep it locked on ETonline.com, as well as @etnow on Twitter, @entertainmenttonight on Instagram and by following Entertainment Tonight on Facebook. Further coverage can be seen on Thursday’s ET (check your local listings).
How to watch ET’s CMA Awards special: Our CMA Awards special streams on Friday night at 6 p.m. PT/ 9 p.m. ET and will re-stream throughout the weekend and week leading up to the CMA Awards.
That about covers it! For the biggest moments from last year’s CMA Awards, watch the video below.
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