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The 55th annual CMA Awards are back, returning to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, with performers playing in front of a full, in-person audience.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, last year’s ceremony aired live from Nashville’s Music City Center, with only nominees and winners in attendance.
See below for everything you need to know about the 2021 CMA Awards, from tune-in info, how to watch the CMA Awards online, who is performing and who is presenting.
Who is hosting the 2021 CMA Awards?
Two-time CMA entertainer of the year winner and country superstar Luke Bryan will be hosting the 55th annual CMA Awards.
When are the 2021 CMA Awards?
The 55th annual CMA Awards will air on Wednesday (Nov. 10) at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
If you have cable (or a digital TV antenna like this one from Amazon), you can watch the CMA Awards on TV through your local ABC affiliate.
How to watch the CMA Awards online
For those without cable, ABC can be streamed online via ABC.com. Signing up for free trials of fuboTV or SlingTV will give you access to ABC as well, as both services include ABC, to let you watch the CMA Awards live on TV or stream the CMA Awards from your laptop, tablet or phone.
ABC is also available to watch with the Hulu+Live TV feature with a Hulu subscription. Don’t want to sign-up for Hulu? The streaming service is currently offering a 30-day free trial which you can use to watch the 2021 CMA Awards online free.
Who is performing at the 2021 CMA Awards?
Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley feat. BRELAND and HARDY, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton feat. Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards, Jennifer Hudson, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Chris Young and Kane Brown and Zac Brown Band will all be performing at the 2021 CMA Awards.
The presenters include Trace Adkins, Ingrid Andress, Kelsea Ballerini, Deana Carter, Lauren Daigle, Russell Dickerson, Faith Fennidy, Florida Georgia Line, Freddie Freeman, Amy Grant, Dulé Hill, Alan Jackson, Elle King, Lady A, Zachary Levi, Scotty McCreery, Hayley Orrantia, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Darius Rucker, Susan Sarandon, Saycon Sengbloh, Kurt Warner, Lainey Wilson and Trisha Yearwood.