Highlights from the CMA Awards in Nashville TN will be presented by country music fan Dale Winton on BBC Radio 2 at 10pm on Friday 12th November.
There will be a special performance featuring Gwyneth Paltrow in her live Country Music singing debut performing with Vince Gill.
All available tickets for “Country Music’s Biggest Night” have been sold out for the second consecutive year. “The 44th Annual CMA Awards,” hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.
Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Underwood, and Keith Urban will perform. Also top nominee Lambert with Sheryl Crow in a tribute to Loretta Lynn’s 50th Anniversary as a recording artist; Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson; and Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson.
Presenters are The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Easton Corbin, Sara Evans, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Jerrod Niemann, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, and Chris Young, as well as NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon and ABC television stars JoAnna Garcia (“Better With You”) and Ty Pennington (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”). Rodney Atkins will present Awards in Pre-Telecast Ceremonies.
On Thursday 11 November Country Music’s biggest stars are joining together in Nashville for the CMA Country Christmas Special to celebrate the holidays! In true Christmas spirit, these artists will celebrate the season with songs and stories that are sure to warm your heart. Joined by some of their family members, Sheryl Crow, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Reba, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Kellie Pickler and Sugarland will share with fans their holiday traditions and memories.
Country Music has a long been a part of holiday traditions from Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” to Gene Autry’s “Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer,” and the Elvis Presley classic “Blue Christmas.”
“CMA Country Christmas” will tape in front of a live audience at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The special will air Monday, Nov. 29 (9:30-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.