Go Behind the Scenes With Top Country Music Artists Touring Around the World
ABC News announced a special hosted by country music superstar Luke Bryan. ABC News teams travel across the globe to three different continents — Australia, Europe and North America — for a behind-the-scenes look at some of today's top country music stars in the lead-up to the 2022 CMA Awards. "On the Road to the CMA Awards" explores the highs and lows of life on tour, including the more private offstage moments, while meeting the artists' most passionate and loyal fans. "On the Road to the CMA Awards" aired on Monday, Nov. 7, at 10 p.m. EST on ABC and streamed the next day on Hulu.
The special gives viewers an all-access look at Wynonna Judd as she makes her emotional return to the stage after the death of her mother, Naomi Judd, with the help of her friends Martina McBride and Little Big Town.
The program also features reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Carly Pearce in London; this year's CMA Awards most-nominated artist Lainey Wilson in New York City; singer-songwriter Russell Dickerson in Belfast, who tours with his wife and two-year-old child; and country chart record-breaker Kane Brown as he tours through Australia and New Zealand for the very first time.
"On the Road to the CMA Awards" is a production of ABC News. Janice Johnston serves as executive producer.
As part of CMA's mission, the organization is dedicated to expanding Country Music around the globe, supporting numerous initiatives that bring artists, fans and industry together on the international stage. Learn more at CMAworld.com/international.
Hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, "The 56th Annual CMA Awards" broadcasts live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC and will be available next day on Hulu.