As the CMA Awards prepare to celebrate their 50th year, the stars are eager to join in on the celebration. The awards show’s live broadcast has become a must-watch TV event, not to mention a yearly highlight for country music fans all over the world, and the excitement is even higher for 2016's golden anniversary.

At recent events around Nashville, The Boot has been catching up with some of the genre's big names, all of whom have been eager to share their thoughts about the 50th anniversary of Country Music's Biggest Night. Flip through the photo gallery above to find out what they had to say.

The 2016 CMA Awards will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 2 at 8PM ET on ABC.

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