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CMT to Reair the “48th Annual CMA Awards”

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Country music fans can relive the excitement of the “48th Annual CMA Awards” when CMT hosts the cable premiere on Friday, November 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  The awards show, which originally aired live from Nashville on ABC, is co-hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and features surprise guests and all-star performances from country and pop superstars, including: Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, the Doobie Brothers, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Loretta Lynn, Tim McGraw, Ashley Monroe, Kacey Musgraves, Jennifer Nettles, Paisley, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Cole Swindell, Meghan Trainor, Underwood and Keith Urban. CMT will repeat the “CMA Awards” again on Saturday, November 22 at 3 p.m. ET/PT.

Leading into the awards, CMT will also re-telecast “Countdown to the CMA Awards: 15 Songs that Changed Country Music with Robin Roberts,” airing Friday, November 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The special shines a spotlight on 15 iconic songs that made a permanent mark on the country music world, recounting the unique stories behind each.

For an instant recap of the evening’s highlights, fans can visit for in-depth coverage, including winner recaps, performance highlights, photo galleries, exclusive video coverage and a recap from CMT’s RED CARPET SPECIAL. More than 40 years of “CMA Awards” history is available on, along with more than 30 photo galleries featuring the most memorable fashion moments over the years.


Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Have a Sleepover with Jimmy Kimmel

Tim and Faith

Jimmy Kimmel Live adopted a CMA theme (11/5) when Republic Nashville’s Florida Georgia Line appeared via hologram to perform “Sun Daze.”

Mercury’s Kacey Musgraves even got in on the fun with an interview that ended with a shrunken-down version of the singer.

And find out what happened when Kimmel and sidekick Guillermo show up unnanounced for a sleepover at Tim McGraw’s and Faith Hill’s Nashville home.

48th Annual CMA Awards Red Carpet Photos

Keith and Nicole
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman

Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan

Dierks Bentley

Garth and Trisha
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood

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‘The 48th Annual CMA Awards’ – CMTT Predicts Who Will & Should Take Home the Trophy

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Tonight ‘The 48th Annual CMA Awards’ will rock Nashville and ABC to crown 2014’s biggest and brightest country music stars and their accomplishments from the past year. Each year, we predict who will take home the coveted trophy…However, that doesn’t mean that that’s who should take it home. Numbers always account for who is nominated, but we all know that award shows have behind-the-scenes politics rockin’ the boat. 2014 was a year overwhelmed by newly-named ‘bro-country,’ and frankly… CMTT isn’t a fan. I think it’s time to send a message to country music and country radio that we believe in staying true to yourself, and that success comes to those who follow their own path, and not imitate someone else. That being said, here’s what we think is gonna happen at tonight’s broadcast.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR: This Award is for the artist displaying the greatest competence in ALL aspects of entertainment including recorded performance, in-person performance, staging, public acceptance, attitude, leadership, and overall contribution to the Country Music image.

Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban

Who Should Win: Honestly, this could go to any of these artists. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing each of them in concert in my lifetime. George just bid farewell to his touring career with massive sell-out stadiums. Luke has enjoyed the most successful tour of his life. Blake and Keith although not touring as much as the others due to TV obligations to capture audiences through those platforms giving them a unique outreach. Miranda puts on a show like no other female in country music, blending perfectly with one of the guys. I would love to see Keith Urban take this home. He’s been around for a long time and managed to stay relevant while also staying true to his sound. He has pushed musical boundaries without feeling the need to abandon who he is.

Who Will Win: I have a feeling Luke Bryan will take this home. Don’t get me wrong…I’m a long time fan. I’m just not overly thrilled with artists who choose to perform stadiums…mainly because it lessens that fan’s experience by forcing them to share with 50,000 other people. I also miss the Luke Bryan who entered the scene with “We Rode in Trucks” instead of always having girls dancin’ in them.

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: This Award is given to an artist based on individual musical performance on a solo album release.

Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Who Should/Will Win: I’m giving both to Miranda Lambert. I know all those Carrie Underwood fans may throw me to the wolves, but I think Miranda will steel this one again. She puts out single after single, sings them beautifully and makes them all hits.

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: This Award is given to an artist based on individual musical performance on a solo album release.

Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Who Will/Should Win: I honestly think Blake will continue his streak.

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR: This Award is based on the musical performance of the group composed of 3 or more people based on the musical performance of the group as a unit on an album.

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Who Should/Will Win: I’m giving this to Little Big Town again. No group comes close to their vocal ability, and I think they are still earning awards for time served.

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR: This Award is given to an act composed of 2 people for the musical performance of the duo as a unit on an album.

Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
The Swon Brothers
Thompson Square

Who Should/Will Win: Florida Georgia Line will obviously take this. I may not enjoy their music, but the other nominees aren’t even in the same league as FGL.

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Hunter Hayes, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban & More Featured on ‘Countdown to the CMA Awards: 15 Songs that Changed Country Music with Robin Roberts’


As country music fans around the world gear-up to celebrate The 48th Annual CMA Awards, ABC brings viewers its sixth annual pre-CMA Awards Special: “Countdown to the CMA Awards: 15 Songs that Changed Country Music with Robin Roberts,” Monday, November 3rd, (10:00 – 11:00 pm ET) on ABC.

Following months of research and input from country music insiders, veteran experts and numerous country music artists, “Countdown to the CMA Awards: 15 Songs that Changed Country Music with Robin Roberts” showcases 15 iconic songs that changed the country music world forever. The Top 15 songs showcased aren’t necessarily the best-selling songs of all time, nor are they just the revered classics. They are the 15 iconic songs, old and new, which helped transform country music through their musical significance, cultural influence, and ability to reach new audiences. The special also chronicles the history of country music and the interesting and unique stories behind the creation of these celebrated songs.

From Hank Williams’ vinyl hits to Taylor Swift’s record breaking digital downloads, “Countdown to the CMA Awards: 15 Songs that Changed Country Music with Robin Roberts” shines a light on decades of great American music and the monumental changes that have affected how music is produced, distributed, and consumed in this digital age. The special also includes appearances by Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line and Darius Rucker and special musical tributes by Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Hunter Hayes and Kacey Musgraves, who honor the county legends who have shaped their careers.
The 48th Annual Country Music Awards airs live on ABC, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 (8:00 – 11:00 p.m./ET) on ABC.

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