"The 53rd Annual CMA Awards," hosted by Carrie Underwood and special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, kicked off the live show from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Country Music’s Biggest Night™ broadcasted LIVE, Wednesday, Nov. 13 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
Women in Country Music united for a historic, not-to-be-missed opening performance at “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards.” The groundbreaking number led by Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton also featured Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, The Highwomen (comprised of Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires), Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker and Gretchen Wilson, each performing iconic country songs for a monumental decades-spanning medley never before seen.
Country Music’s Biggest Night also saw Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsay Ell, Little Big Town, Maddie & Tae, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce and Runaway June join together for an epic performance of a recent CMA Song of the Year and CMA Single of the Year for what was one of the night’s most-talked-about performances.
Plus, there were plenty of awards to be handed out!
See the full list of nominees and winners of the night on CMAawards.com.