Tonight on the ABC network, the popular hosting team of Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are back for their sixth round, hosting the 47th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves lead the nominations at tonight’s awards show with six nominations each—and Swift is guaranteed at least one win. She is slated to receive the CMA Pinnacle Award tonight for her national and international success with concert tickets and record sales in the country genre. She will be only the second artist to receive this award (Garth Brooks was the first). Swift is also up against four guys for Entertainer of the Year, standing along fellow nominees Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, George Strait and Jason Aldean. (She’s won that one twice already.)
As always, expect this year’s CMAs to be filled with music—and this year, country music continues its trend to blend genres with some interesting collaborations, including Zac Brown Band with Foo Fighters’ David Grohl, and Hunter Hayes with Jason Mraz. A special tribute is planned for the late George Jones, who passed away back in April, headed up by current country legends Alan Jackson and George Strait. Also watch for performances by Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and many others.
The 2013 CMA Awards telecast will begin at 8:00 PM EST (7:00 CST) on ABC.