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The 2021 CMA Awards Returns to Bridgestone

"Country Music’s Biggest Night" airs live on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. on ABC.

It’s almost here, Country Music fans! The Country Music Association‘s 55th Annual CMA Awards will return to Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

Taking the stage on “Country Music’s Biggest Night” will be Jason Aldean, Carrie UnderwoodLuke CombsMiranda LambertOld DominionChris StapletonChris Young and Kane Brown. Hosted by Country Music superstar and “American Idol” judge Luke Bryan.

Aldean and Underwood, Combs, Lambert, Old Dominion, Stapleton, and Young and Brown join previously announced performers Jimmie AllenBrothers OsborneEric ChurchDan + ShayMickey Guyton featuring Brittney Spencer and Madeline EdwardsCarly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, and Blake Shelton for this year’s show.  Additional performers and presenters for “The 55th Annual CMA Awards” will be revealed in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to CMAawards.com for more details.

“We are so excited to return to Bridgestone Arena for this year’s CMA Awards ceremony,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “We have a truly fantastic show in the works that we will share more about in the coming weeks. As we plan our return, it goes without saying that the health and safety of our guests and crew is our top priority. Due to TV production protocols and venue and local rules, we will require all ticketed audience members to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and wear masks unless actively eating or drinking. Both the house and backstage will comply with all applicable local health and safety regulations, as well as requirements from the television unions. We look forward to bringing our fans a night to remember!”

A limited number of tickets for “Country Music’s Biggest Night” are on sale via Ticketmaster to the general public now. Ticketed audience members will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will wear appropriate face coverings.



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.