Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 CMA Awards
Known as Country Music's Biggest Night, the 2018 CMA Awards are just around the corner! This year's event will be the 52nd annual iteration of the awards ceremony and will take place in mid-November.
Read on to learn everything you need to know about the 2018 CMA Awards: who's presenting, what the voting process is like, when and where it's all taking place and much more.
When and Where are the 2018 CMA Awards?
The Country Music Association has announced that the 52nd annual CMA Awards will take place on Nov. 14, 2018. The event will be hosted at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
Where Can I Watch the 2018 CMA Awards and the 2018 CMA Awards Red Carpet?
Readers can tune in to watch the 2018 CMA Awards starting at 8PM ET on ABC. Red carpet broadcast details have yet to be announced, but The Boot will share those details when they're made available.
Who's Hosting the 2018 CMA Awards?
If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Longtime CMA Awards cohosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return to their hosting duties for an 11th year in 2018, according to an announcement from the Country Music Association on Aug. 2. Known for their quick-witted banter and comedic interpretations of pop culture news and classic country songs, the superstar duo has hosted the event every year since 2008.
"It's crazy," Underwood recalls of getting asked to co-host way back when. "I still remember getting that phone call about the first year, and I was like, 'They want us to what?' It was just kinda crazy, and 11 years later, we're still doing this."
Who's Nominated at the 2018 CMA Awards?
On Aug. 28, during Good Morning America, Luke Bryan, a two-time CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year winner, shared select 2018 CMA Awards nomination decisions from his brand-new downtown Nashville bar and restaurant, Luke's 32 Bridge Food + Drink; Dan + Shay and Sugarland were also be on hand to help with the announcements. The complete 2018 CMA Awards nominees list is available here.
Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, Brothers Osborne and more all received multiple 2018 CMA Awards nominations. Stapleton leads the pack of 2018 CMA Awards nominees with seven total nominations; behind him are Keith Urban and Thomas Rhett, with four nods each. A full list of artists with multiple 2018 CMA Awards nominations is available here.
Who's Going to Win at the 2018 CMA Awards?
More than 7,400 members of the Country Music Association are voting to determine the outcome of the 2018 CMA Awards. While no one can know for sure who will win before the awards are announced on Nov. 14, we'd love to hear your predictions!
How Does Voting Work for the 2018 CMA Awards?
Check out The Boot's handy primer on CMA Awards voting to learn everything you need to know about the process.
Who's Performing at the 2018 CMA Awards?
According to an Instagram announcement posted on Oct. 19, this year's ceremony will feature performances from Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. Additional performers will be added in the coming weeks as well.
Who's Presenting at the 2018 CMA Awards?
The presenters for the 2018 CMA Awards ceremony have not yet been announced. We'll share those details with you here when they're available, though.
Who Will Be Attending the 2018 CMA Awards?
The event is open to fans as well as the stars who are performing, presenting and up for awards, so the audience members could be anyone!
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