Dierks Bentley to Play Free Pre-2016 CMA Awards Concert
Dierks Bentley will perform outside Nashville's Bridgestone Arena the morning of the 2016 CMA Awards (Nov. 2) -- oh, and did we mention that the show is free?
Nashville's WKRN-TV reports that Bentley's show will be part of Good Morning America's celebration of the CMA Awards. Host Lara Spencer will be in Music City for the show, which will air on GMA between 6AM and 8AM local time. Fans are, of course, invited to attend the event and can begin arriving at Fifth Avenue and Broadway at 5:30AM.
Bentley is nominated for four trophies at the 2016 CMA Awards — Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year — and while the country star certainly hopes to walk away from the ceremony with an armful of trophies, he says that being nominated makes him a winner already.
“I’ve been nominated a lot … I love nominations,” Bentley says. “I feel like this sounds like a cliche to say, but you get a chance to walk on the stage every night, for 10, 12, 15,000 people — it’s a pretty good award, right there, every night. You have a lot of respect for your peers. It’s awesome to be nominated.”
In addition to his pre-CMA Awards performance, Bentley will also be taking the stage to perform during the awards show itself. The 2016 CMA Awards are set to air live from Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 2 beginning at 8PM ET on ABC.
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