June 3, 2023

Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning present the Country Music Association Awards for the second time in a row.

Known as “Country Music’s Biggest Night,” the CMA Awards will be broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, not to be confused with the Academy of Country Music Awards, which were just held in May 11 and hosted by the dynamic duo of Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks on CBS.

The nominees for the 57th annual ceremony are expected to be announced in September.

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At last year’s awards, Lainey Wilson topped the list of nominees going to the show, winning new artist of the year and singer of the year. Luke Combs won Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year in 2022.

Bryan performed alongside last year’s ceremony. Loretta Lynn was honored with tributes from Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert. Elle King and The Black Keys paid tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis. Alan Jackson received the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award from a group of artists including Dierks Bentley and Wilson.

Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini and Carly Pearce also performed.

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The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year saw the first broadcast of the CMA Awards – making it the longest-running, annual music awards program on network television.

The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC is home to the CMA Awards and the other two CMA television properties, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas”.