Carrie Underwood will host The 53rd Annual CMA Awards with special guest hosts and Country Music Hall of Fame members Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, celebrating legendary women in Country Music throughout the ceremony. Country Music's Biggest Night™ broadcasts live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13 (8:00–11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the more than 7,400 professional members of CMA, which when established is the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958. The first CMA Awards Banquet and Show was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on television for the first time—making it the longest-running, annual music awards program on network television. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC is the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA's other two television properties, CMA Fest and CMA Country Christmas, through 2021. Learn more about the CMA Awards at the official site.