Brooks & Dunn Back To Host CMA Awards
For the third consecutive year, country music duo Brooks & Dunn will host the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, the 40th edition of which will air live on ABC Nov. 6 from the Gaylord EntertaFor the third consecutive year, country music duo Brooks & Dunn will host the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, the 40th edition of which will air live on ABC Nov. 6 from the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. The awards had previously aired from 1972 to 2005 on CBS; last year's edition was the first ever held in New York.
On ABC, the CMA Awards will join the Oscars and the American Music Awards amid the network's array of live award shows. "Everybody'll be there -- just like New York. You have that many distractions and everybody forgets how many times you screw up," Kix Brooks says in a statement.
Lee Ann Womack and Keith Urban were the top winners last year, with Womack taking home the album of the year trophy for "There's More Where That Came From," plus the single of the year prize for "I May Hate Myself in the Morning." She and MCA Nashville labelmate George Strait also shared vocal event of the year for "Good News, Bad News." Urban was named entertainer and male vocalist of the year.
In related news, the 2007 CMT Music Awards are set for April 16 at Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville.