Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Hosting the 2013 CMA Awards
The announcement was made during the ‘CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock’ special on ABC Monday night (Aug. 12). This year’s show will air live from Nashville in November.
Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association was the first trade organization formed specifically to promote a genre of music. Its membership — made up of more than 7,000 industry professionals — vote to determine the award nominees and winners each year.
“The CMA Awards is recognized as ‘Country Music’s Biggest Night,’ and that is what sets us apart from every other award show,” Ed Hardy, President of the CMA Board of Directors, said in July. “This is the night we recognize the best in the format — as chosen by the industry — and it is undeniably the most highly anticipated event of the year for our constituents. It’s a night to honor our finest performers, songwriters, record producers, musicians, and music video directors.”
The 2013 CMA Awards will air live Nov. 6 from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville at 8PM ET on ABC. Nominees and performers have yet to be announced.