Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 CMA Awards on Nov. 11

Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 CMA Awards on Nov. 11

Here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about the 2020 CMA Awards.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 11

Time: 7 p.m.–10 p.m. CT

Location: Nashville’s Music City Center

Television Station: ABC

Hosts: Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker

Red Carpet: None

Performers: Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, Jenee Fleenor, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce and Charles Kelley, Keith Urban, Morgan Wallen, Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, Lady A, Gabby Barrett feat. Charlie Puth, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris, Rascal Flatts, and Thomas Rhett feat. Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott and Chris Tomlin

Opening Performance: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Jenee Fleenor and Ashley McBryde will honor Charlie Daniels

Special Performance: Jon Pardi will honor Joe Diffie

Special Performance: Little Big Town will honor Kenny Rogers

Special Performance: Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker will honor Mac Davis by singing “In the Ghetto”

Performers & Songs:

  • Gabby Barrett and Charlie Puth: “I Hope”
  • Thomas Rhett feat. Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott and Chris Tomlin: “Be a Light”
  • Kelsea Ballerini: “Hole in the Bottle”
  • Darius Rucker and Reba McEntire: “In the Ghetto”
  • Lady and Darius Rucker: “Beers & Sunshine”
  • Eric Church: “Hell of a View”
  • Luke Combs: “Cold as You”
  • Florida Georgia Line: “Long Live”
  • Miranda Lambert: “Settling Down”
  • Ashley McBryde: “One Night Standards”
  • Maren Morris: “The Bones”
  • Rascal Flatts: “Bless the Broken Road”
  • Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Jenee Fleenor & Ashley McBryde: Charlie Daniels tribute
  • Jimmie Allen: “Best Shot”
  • Ingrid Andress: “More Hearts Than Mine”
  • Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber: “10,000 Hours”
  • Little Big Town: Kenny Rogers tribute
  • Old Dominion: “Looking for Love”
  • Jon Pardi: Joe Diffie tribute
  • Carly Pearce and Charles Kelley: “I Hope You’re Happy Now”
  • Keith Urban: “God Whispered Your Name”
  • Morgan Wallen: “More Than My Hometown”
  • Chris Stapleton: “Starting Over”

Presenters: Lauren Akins, Charles Esten, Sara Evans, Taylor Hill, Jake Owen, Patrick Schwarzenegger, CeCe Winans and more

Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award: Charley Pride

Nominees:

Entertainer of the Year

  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Eric Church
  • Luke COmbs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae

New Artist of the Year

  • Jimmie Allen
  • Ingrid Andress
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Carly Pearce
  • Morgan Wallen

Single of the Year (Awarded to Singer, Producer and Engineer)

  • “10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)
    Producer: Dan Smyers
    Mix Engineer: Jeff Juliano
  • “Beer Never Broke My Heart” – Luke Combs
    Producer: Scott Moffatt
    Mix Engineer: Jim Cooley
  • “Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
  • “The Bones” – Maren Morris
    Producer: Greg Kurstin
    Mix Engineer: Greg Kurstin
  • “I Hope” – Gabby Barrett
    Producers: Ross Copperman, Zach Kale
    Mix Engineer: Buckley Miller

Album of the Year (Awarded to Artist & Producer)

  • Heartache Medication – Jon Pardi
    Producers: Bart Butler, Ryan Gore, Jon Pardi
  • Never Will – Ashley McBryde
    Producers: Jay Joyce, John Peets
  • Old Dominion – Old Dominion
    Producers: Shane McAnally, Old Dominion
  • What You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs
    Producer: Scott Moffatt
  • Wildcard – Miranda Lambert
    Producer: Jay Joyce

Vocal Group of the Year

  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)

  • “Bluebird”
    Songwriters: Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert
  • “The Bones”
    Songwriters: Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz
  • “Even Though I’m Leaving”
    Songwriters: Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Ray Fulcher
  • “I Hope You’re Happy Now”
    Songwriters: Luke Combs, Randy Montana, Carly Pearce, Jonathan Singleton
  • “More Hearts Than Mine”
    Songwriters: Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis, Derrick Southerland

Musical Event of the Year

  • “10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)
    Producer: Dan Smyers
  • “Be A Light” – Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith UrbanProducer: Dann Huff
  • “The Bones” – Maren Morris with Hozier
    Producer: Greg Kurstin
  • “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” – Miranda Lambert (feat. Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes & Caylee Hammack)
    Producer: Jay Joyce
  • “I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
    Producer: busbee

Music Video of the Year (Awarded to Artist & Director)

  • “10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)
    Director: Patrick Tracy
  • “Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert
    Director: Trey Fanjoy
  • “Homemade” – Jake Owen
    Director: Justin Clough
  • “I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
    Director: Sam Siske
  • “Second One To Know” – Chris Stapleton
    Director: David Coleman

Musician of the Year

  • Jenee Fleenor
  • Paul Franklin
  • Rob McNelley
  • Ilya Toshinskiy
  • Derek Wells

photos: Reba McEntire by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com; Darius Rucker by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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