How to Watch the 2017 CMA Awards

This year's CMA Awards air tonight (Nov. 8), so it's crunch time to find a way to tune in. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley return for the 10th year in a row to host the big night, which is packed with killer performances from Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert and more of country's biggest stars.

The award show itself begins at 8 p.m. EST on ABC, but there's even more to be excited about beyond that. Red carpet coverage, complete with arrivals and interviews, will start only a half hour prior to the awards, at 7:30p.m. EST on ABC. Details have yet to be announced for the opening number at 8 p.m., so you'll want to tune in on time for the surprise. 

If you're not apt to television-watching, the entire even will be live streamed at abc.go.com. Customers in Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco markets will be able to take advantage of this live stream, with select providers. 

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