Monday, November 12, 2018
– Kane Brown, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, DJ Bobby Bones will be among the award presenters at the CMA Awards on Wednesday.
Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Dustin Lynch, Carly Pearce, Jimmie Allen, ABC's "Dancing With The Stars'" Sharna Burgess, model and actress Olivia Culpo, Disney's "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms'" Mackenzie Foy, singer/actor Dennis Quaid, ABC's "American Idol" judge Lionel Richie, actor Noah Schnapp and singer/songwriter, actress and producer Rita Wilson will also present awards.
For the 11thconsecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the awards show live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. eastern on ABC.
LANCO will also host the pre-telecast portion of the night. They will be introduced to the stage by CMA's inaugural KixStart Artist Scholarship recipients Kassi Ashton, Travis Denning and Jameson Rodgers. During the pre-telecast, the winner for Musician of the Year will be awarded, as well as the winners of the previously-announced Broadcast Awards categories.
In addition to Dan + Shay's live performance on the CMA Awards, the duo deliver an encore performance of "Speechless" for Comcast's Xfinity TV customers that will be available exclusively on Xfinity On Demand immediately following the telecast.