CMA Awards 2020: How to Watch, Who's Hosting, Performers and More
By Alex Ungerman
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The 2020 CMA Awards are happening tonight! The Country Music Association's annual show to honor the biggest accomplishments in country music takes place Wed. Nov. 11 live at Nashville's Music City Center and will feature some of the genre's biggest names, including Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett and more, as well as some crossover artists, like Justin Bieber, who's taking the stage with Dan + Shay. And we already have some CMA Award winners!
ET has you covered leading up to the show with our CMA Awards special, and all through the night! Read on for all the details you need on how to watch the CMA Awards, host, nominees, performers and more.
When are the CMA Awards? The 54th Annual CMA Awards will air live on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT on ABC. The show will air 7 p.m. local time for Mountain Time viewers and 8 p.m. local time PT.
How to watch ET Live's after-show: ET will recap all the big winners and best moments with a panel that includes Graham Bunn, Tiera and Elaina Smith. Watch ET Live's CMA Awards half-hour after-show right when the awards show concludes at ETLive.com or on the ET Live app on your mobile phone or connected device.
Who's presenting? Patrick Schwarzenegger, Lauren Akins, Lauren Alaina, Bobby Bones, Charles Esten, Sara Evans, Taylor Hill, Jake Owen, and Cece Winans are among the presenters.
Who's nominated? Lambert scored seven nominations this year -- topping any other artist -- including for Female Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, Single of the Year, Album of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. This makes her the most-nominated artist in CMA history, with 55, just edging out McEntire, who notched her 51st nod this year. Church, Combs, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban join Lambert on the list of nominees for the highly coveted Entertainer of the Year award.