The 2020 Country Music Association Awards are just hours away and with performances by everyone from Miranda Lambert and Luke Combs to Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, it’s sure to be country’s biggest night of the year.
Airing live from Music City Center in downtown Nashville, this year’s show will broadcast at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC. Fans with a participating TV provider can also tune into all the action using ABC’s official website, as well as the ABC app.
The CMAs are set to open with an all-star tribute to the late Charlie Daniels, featuring Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Ashley McBryde and Jenee Fleenor. (The Charlie Daniels Band frontman passed away in July at the age of 83 due to a hemorrhagic stroke.)
Lambert leads this year’s pack of nominees with a total of seven nods, including entertainer of the year, album of the year, female vocalist of the year, single of the year and song of the year. Ahead of the show, the star took home the prize for music video of the year for her hit single “Bluebird” but lost out on musical event of the year to Carly Pearce and Lee Brice‘s duet “I Hope You’re Happy Now.”
Other performers over the course of the night will include Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, Old Dominion and Chris Stapleton, plus hosts Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, who will debut their new collaboration “In the Ghetto” as a tribute to the late Mac Davis.
Contrary to most awards shows in 2020, this year’s CMAs will also take place in person with an audience, though nominated artists and their guests will still be expected to practice social distancing during the intimate telecast.
Check out the CMAs latest social media teaser ahead of tonight’s show below.