Two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan and NFL superstar Peyton Manning will host "The 56th Annual CMA Awards." Country Music's Biggest Night™ broadcasts live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST) on ABC. The first "CMA Awards Banquet and Show" was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast 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." Learn more about the CMA Awards at the official site.