PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR "THE 52ND ANNUAL CMA AWARDS"

12/11/2018

 

NASHVILLE –Country artist Jimmie Allen, nationally syndicated personality Bobby Bones, Country artist Kane Brown, ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars’” Sharna Burgess, model and actress Olivia Culpo, Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’” Mackenzie Foy, Country artists Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride and Carly Pearce, singer/actor Dennis Quaid, ABC’s “American Idol” judge Lionel Richie, actor Noah Schnapp, singer/songwriter, actress and producer Rita Wilson and Country artist Trisha Yearwood are set to present at “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards.” Country Music’s Biggest Night, hosted for the 11th consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, airs live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.

CMA Awards Vocal Group of the Year nominee LANCO will also host the pre-telecast portion of the night. They will be introduced to the stage by CMA’s inaugural KixStart Artist Scholarship recipients Kassi Ashton, Travis Denning and Jameson Rodgers. During the pre-telecast, the winner for Musician of the Year will be awarded, as well as the winners of the previously-announced Broadcast Awards categories. 

In addition to Dan + Shay’s live performance on the CMA Awards, the three-time CMA Awards nominees will also deliver an encore performance of “Speechless” for Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers that will be available exclusively on Xfinity On Demand immediately following the telecast. Customers with Xfinity X1 can access the encore performance simply by saying “Show me Dan + Shay” into their X1 Voice Remote. 

 

Don’t miss Facebook Live interviews with your favorite Country artists on CMA’s Facebook page Monday, Nov. 12 and Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM/CT as artists stop by the CMA Awards Radio Remote in Nashville.

Previously announced performers for the CMA Awards include Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, Midland, Kacey Musgraves, Old Dominion, Paisley, Pistol Annies, Thomas Rhett, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Stapleton with Maren Morris and Mavis Staples, Underwood, Keith Urban and Brett Young, as well as special appearances by Lindsay Ell, Vince Gill, Sierra Hull, Chris Janson, Ashley McBryde, David Lee Murphy, Jon Pardi, Carson Peters, Marty Stuart, and Cole Swindell.

CMA sat down with the five New Artist of the Year nominees and the people closest to them to learn more about them and their journey to the CMA Awards. To view all five full episodes featuring Alaina, Combs, Janson, Midland and Young, please visit CMAawards.com/new-artist-nominees.

“The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Gary Halvorson is the Director and David Wild is the Head Writer.

For more information on “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” please visit CMAawards.com and follow CMA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Fans can listen to playlists featuring CMA Awards nominees and performers, on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, and Vevo. To celebrate “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” the official merchandise line featuring tees, sweatshirts and other gifts is now available online

Suggested tweet: Presenters revealed for #CMAawards: @JimmieAllen, @mrBobbyBones, @KaneBrown, @SharnaBurgess, @OliviaCulpo, @MackenzieFoy, @LadyAntebellum, @LittleBigTown, @DustinLynch, @MartinaMcBride, @CarlyPearce, Dennis Quaid, @LionelRichie, @Noah_Schnapp, @RitaWilson & @TrishaYearwood. <<link>>

 

About CMA Awards
The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC is the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas.”

 

 

 

Jimmie Allen will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.

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Bobby Bones will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.

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Kane Brown will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.

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Sharna Burgess will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.

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Olivia Culpo will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.

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Dan + Shay will deliver an exclusive encore performance of “Speechless” for Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers available immediately following the CMA Awards live broadcast on Xfinity On Demand.

 

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Mackenzie Foy will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.

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Lady Antebellum will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.

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LANCO will host “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” pre-telecast Wednesday, Nov. 14 from Bridgestone Arena.

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Little Big Town will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.

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Dustin Lynch will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.

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Martina McBride will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.

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Carly Pearce will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.

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Dennis Quaid will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.

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Lionel Richie will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.

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Noah Schnapp will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.

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Rita Wilson will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday. Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.

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Trisha Yearwood will present during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.

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Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return for the 11th consecutive year to co-host “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.

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The official key art for “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” co-hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.

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The official trophy for “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” co-hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network. 

 

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