Brad Paisley out, Reba & Dolly are in.
The Country Music Association has just announced that Carrie Underwood will host this year's CMA Awards, with guest co-hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton. Carrie has hosted the awards show with Brad Paisley by her side since 2018, but this year it looks like it's all about the ladies!
“It’s an incredible honor to welcome Carrie, Reba and Dolly to the CMA Awards stage this year,” says Sarah Trahern, the CMA's CEO. “In addition to awarding the year’s best and brightest in the genre, the 53rd Annual CMA Awards will celebrate the legacy of women within country music, and we couldn’t think of a more dynamic group of women to host the show.”
All together, the three women hold 124 CMA Awards nominations and 22 wins, 11 of them for Female Vocalist of the Year. In addition, the three superstars hold a combined 14 nominations in the Entertainer of the Year category, with Parton receiving the award in 1978 and McEntire winning in 1986.
The CMA Awards will air live from Nashville on Wednesday, November 13th on ABC.