Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire Will Be Special Guests Next To Host Carrie Underwood At The 2019 CMA Awards

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  • With Carrie Underwood as a primary host for the CMA Awards this year, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire will be guest-hosting alongside her.
  • Country singer Brad Paisley usually co-hosts alongside Underwood for the CMAs. It is not known why he isn’t co-hosting this year.
  • The ceremony will air live on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.


This year’s Country Music Association Awards will be hosted by Carrie Underwood, alongside the legendary Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire! The press release for the awards says it will be “celebrating legendary women in country music throughout the ceremony.” Just In… See the winners of the 2019 CMA Awards! 

CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern talks about the upcoming CMA Awards ceremony. “It’s an incredible honor to welcome Carrie, Reba, and Dolly to the CMA Awards stage this year,” she says. You can watch the 2019 CMA Awards on ABC at 8pm ET. The show will broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 13th.


Dolly Parton accepting Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville
Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton and Carrie Underwood and more onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)

2019 CMA Awards Celebrating Women In Country Music

“In addition to awarding the year’s best and brightest in the game, 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,” Trahern continues.

The final nominees for this year’s CMA Awards ceremony will take place on August 28th on Good Morning America. The ceremony will air live on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC and we’re so excited to see some of our favorite women host and perform that evening!


Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton to host CMA awards
Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton / Wikipedia

Country Singer Brad Paisley Is Not Hosting The 2019 CMAs

Country star Brad Paisley usually co-hosts for the CMA Awards alongside Underwood. Paisley’s representatives did not respond for a comment as to why he’s not hosting this year. Most noteworthy, he did share some words of encouragement for the 2 new hosts this year.

“As a fan of all 3 of these amazing women, I can’t wait to watch,” Paisley says in a tweet, referencing the new CMA hosts announcement.

Watch: 2019 Country Music Awards Hosts Announced

We’ll be sure to update everyone on the awards of that evening in November!

Did you know that Garth Brooks refused to play at the CMAs unless he could sing a love song to his wife?

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