CMA announces Carrie Underwood as this year’s host alongside country legends, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire.
Recent announcements revealed that country artist, Carrie Underwood would return this year as the show’s host but not with Brad Praisley. This time around the country music artist would be supported by Dolly Parton and Reba McTire as co-hosts. The pairing makes for an incredible match as the Awards ceremony would be celebrating country music’s legendary female figures. This comes after the Awards ceremony’s treatment of its female acts became a widely circulated topic.
The 2019 version of the annual CMA Awards will be broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 13 at 8PM ET on ABC. The upcoming Awards ceremony hosts were announced on Monday morning but further details have not been revealed. Speaking about it, CMAs CEO, Sarah Trahern said;
“It’s an incredible honor to welcome Carrie, Reba and Dolly to the CMA Awards stage this year. In addition to awarding the year’s best and brightest in the genre, 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.”
Carrie Underwood has co-hosted the awards ceremony since 2008 with fellow country music star, Brad Praisley. Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire have also hosted the show back in the day, with Parton hosting in 1988, and McTire in 1990 with Randy Travis, solo in 1991, and with Vince Gill in 1992.
A press release reveals that Underwood, McEntire and Parton have a total of 124 CMA Awards nominations and 22 wins between them. The show’s nominees will be announced on Aug. 28. The full list will be revealed on Good Morning America and also via a livestream.