Reba, Dolly, Carrie Underwood to host CMAs | Inquirer Entertainment

Brad Paisley out; Reba, Dolly, Carrie Underwood to host CMAs

/ 05:19 PM August 20, 2019

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton arrives at the 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Image: Invision/Jordan Strauss via AP

Carrie Underwood, who has hosted the Country Music Association Awards (CMA) since 2008 with Brad Paisley, is losing her partner-in-crime.

But she will not be on her own. The CMAs announced Monday, Aug. 19, that “special guest hosts” Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire will join Underwood during the Nov. 13 event. The organization says the show will celebrate “legendary women in Country Music throughout the ceremony.”

Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire arrives at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas. Image: Invision/Jordan Strauss via AP

The CMA Awards will air live on ABC from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.


Though female acts are finding success on the country music scene, they have received little love on country radio as male acts continue to dominate. The last time a woman won CMA’s top prize, entertainer of the year, was in 2011 when Taylor Swift won the honor.

Nominees for the CMA Awards will be announced Aug. 28. HM


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