CMA Reveals Early Winners Ahead Of “The 56th Annual CMA Awards”




Ashley McBryde and Carly Pearce Earn Trophies for CMA Musical Event of the Year, While Cody Johnson Wins for CMA Music Video of the Year

Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning Host Country Music’s Biggest Night™ TONIGHT, Live From Bridgestone Arena in Nashville at 8/7c on ABC


The countdown is on! With “The 56th Annual CMA Awards” airing in just a few short hours, early winners were revealed this morning in two categories. Ashley McBryde and Carly Pearce earn trophies for their CMA Musical Event of the Year nomination, produced by Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, while Cody Johnson takes home the win for CMA Music Video of the Year, directed by Dustin Haney.

The announcement took place live on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” as the show broadcasted live from Bridgestone Plaza in downtown Nashville. Two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban took the stage to perform a medley of “Better Life,” “Long Hot Summer,” “Raise ‘Em Up,” and “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” along with additional performances of “Brown Eyes Baby” and “Wasted Time.” Catch CMA Awards hosts Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning offering viewers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at this year’s show HERE.

With unforgettable performances from some of the biggest names in music, “The 56th Annual CMA Awards” airs live TONIGHT (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC. Artists taking the CMA Awards stage include Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Bryan, Brandy Clark, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Combs, Caylee Hammack, HARDY, Cody Johnson, Elle King, Marcus King, Miranda Lambert, Patty Loveless, Ashley McBryde, Reba McEntire, John Osborne, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Katy Perry, Pillbox Patti, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, The Black Keys, The War and Treaty, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson, and Zac Brown Band.

Tonight’s CMA Awards presenters include Mookie Betts, BRELAND, Jessica Chastain, Jordan Davis, Sarah Drew, Cole Hauser, Tyler Hubbard, Wynonna Judd, Lady A, Rex Linn, Little Big Town, Parker McCollum, Reba McEntire, Ben and Erin Napier, Jeannie Seely, Michael Shannon, and Lainey Wilson.

“The 56th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Alan Carter is the Director, and Jon Macks is the Head Writer.

Ashley McBryde
Photo Credit: Eric Ryan Anderson
Carly Pearce
Photo Credit: Allister Ann
Shane McAnally
Photo Credit: Robby Klein
Josh Osborne
Photo Credit: Sara Rose
Cody Johnson
Photo Credit: Chris Douglas
Dustin Haney
Photo Credit: Kurt Ozan
“The 56th Annual CMA Awards,” hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, will broadcast live from Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 9 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC.
Photo Credit: CMA