CMT to Air the 48th Annual CMA Awards on Friday, November 21st (#CMAawards)

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Country music fans can relive the excitement of the “48th Annual CMA Awards”when CMT hosts the cable premiere on Friday, November 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The awards show, which originally aired live from Nashville on ABC, is co-hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and features surprise guests and all-star performances from country and pop superstars, including: Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, the Doobie Brothers, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Loretta Lynn, Tim McGraw, Ashley Monroe, Kacey Musgraves, Jennifer Nettles, Paisley, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Cole Swindell, Meghan Trainor, Underwood and Keith Urban. CMT will repeat the “CMA Awards” again on Saturday, November 22 at 3 p.m. ET/PT.

Leading into the awards, CMT will also re-telecast “Countdown to the CMA Awards: 15 Songs that Changed Country Music with Robin Roberts,” airing Friday, November 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The special shines a spotlight on 15 iconic songs that made a permanent mark on the country music world, recounting the unique stories behind each.

For an instant recap of the evening’s highlights, fans can visit CMAawards.CMT.com for in-depth coverage, including winner recaps, performance highlights, photo galleries, exclusive video coverage and a recap from CMT’s RED CARPET SPECIAL. More than 40 years of “CMA Awards” history is available on CMT.com, along with more than 30 photo galleries featuring the most memorable fashion moments over the years.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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