NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess) – The Country Music Association has today (Aug. 19) announced that Carrie Underwood will host ‘The 53rd Annual CMA Awards’ with special guest hosts and Country Music Hall of Fame members Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, celebrating legendary women in Country Music throughout the ceremony.
Underwood has won seven CMA Awards, sold 64 million records worldwide and recorded 26 No. 1 singles, 13 of which she co-wrote. Combined, the three hosts hold 124 CMA Awards nominations and 22 total wins, 11 of which are 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.
Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer said: “It’s an incredible honor to welcome Carrie, Reba and Dolly to the CMA Awards stage this year. 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.”
Final nominees for ‘The 53rd Annual CMA Awards’ will be announced Wednesday, August 28 live during ABC’s “Good Morning America” from their Times Square studio in New York and via livestream following the broadcast.
‘The 53rd Annual CMA Awards’ are scheduled to broadcast live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, November 13 at 8/7c.