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TV Ratings: CMA Awards Rise Year to Year

The CMA Awards grew their audience Wednesday, leading ABC to a ratings win Wednesday. The awards brought in 7.57 million viewers, up from 6.83 million (an all-time low) in 2021 — an 11 percent gain. Wednesday’s telecast, which saw Luke Combs take home entertainer of the year and album of the year honors, was also up […]

2022 CMA Awards: The Complete Winners List

The 56th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards take over Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday (Nov. 9). Hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, the 2022 CMA Awards saw Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood compete for the entertainer of the year honor — with Combs emerging victorious. Check […]

Alan Jackson to Receive Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at 2022 CMA Awards

Singer-songwriter Alan Jackson will be celebrated during the upcoming CMA Awards, when he receives the 2022 CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony will air live on ABC on Nov. 9 from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, Carrie Underwood, and Lainey Wilson are set to take to the CMA Awards stage for […]

Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Morgan Wallen Among 2022 CMA Awards Performers

The first round of performers for the upcoming 56th annual CMA Awards was announced Tuesday morning, and it includes a mix of veteran hitmakers and rising artists. This year’s performer lineup includes Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, HARDY, Marcus King, Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson and Zac Brown Band. This year’s […]

CMA Awards: First-Timer Lainey Wilson Leads Nominations

Lainey Wilson is the top nominee for the 2022 CMA Awards with six nods, including album of the year for Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin.’ The remarkable part: Wilson is a first-time nominee. She is the fourth artist in CMA Awards history to receive six or more nominations in their first year on the ballot, following […]

Luke Bryan, Peyton Manning Set to Host CMA Awards

Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning are teaming up to host the 56th annual CMA Awards. The Country Music Association and ABC announced Monday that Bryan will host for his second consecutive year, while NFL legend Manning is a first-time host. Bryan has had plenty of his own awards success as a country singer and is […]

TV Ratings: CMA Awards on Par With 2020

Ratings for the CMA Awards held fairly steady with last year’s broadcast — which can count as a win in the past couple of years, when steep viewer losses have been the norm. ABC’s telecast of the 55th annual awards did reach a second straight all-time low in total viewers, averaging 6.83 million. That’s down […]

CMA Awards to Remain on ABC With Contract Extension

ABC will continue to be the home of the annual Country Music Association Awards. The network and the CMA have signed an extension of their deal that will keep the awards, along with annual specials CMA Fest and CMA Country Christmas, on ABC through 2026. The extension will take the awards through their 20th year […]

TV Ratings: CMA Awards Tumble to All-Time Low

The CMA Awards fell to an all-time low in the ratings Wednesday, dropping by more than a third in total viewers.

Lady A, Rascal Flatts Pull Out of CMA Awards Due to COVID-19 Exposure

Just hours before the CMA Awards on Wednesday night, Lady A announced that they will not be attending this year's ceremony after a family member tested positive for COVID-19.

Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker Set to Host CMA Awards

Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker have been tapped to host the 54th annual CMA Awards.

CMA Awards: Miranda Lambert Tops Nominations

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood are both nominated for entertainer of the year. It’s the first time two female acts have competed in that category since 2000.