The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner — and we're not talking about Christmas! So, when are the 2015 CMA Awards?

The 49th Annual CMA Awards will be broadcasted live from Nashville on Nov. 4 at 8PM ET on ABC. The event will be hosted for the eighth year in a row by the seasoned veterans Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.

Steven Tyler and Kelsea Ballerini announced the nominees for "Country's Biggest Night" in New York City at the beginning of September. Little Big Town, Kenny ChesneyEric Church and Miranda Lambert will go into the night with the most chances to take home an award (six, five, five and four nods respectively, with Song of the Year going to songwriters in the event of a win). And newcomers Chris StapletonMaddie & TaeKacey Musgraves and Sam Hunt all racked up three nods for this year's show as well.

The big prize, Entertainer of the Year, is going to be an especially close call this year. Chesney, Church, Lambert are all nominated, as well as Luke Bryan and country legend Garth Brooks.

Church will also take the stage with Hank Williams Jr. to open the show. The pair will honor Waylon Jennings by playing one of his songs to get the party started.

This year's CMA Awards show will be held at Music City's Bridgestone Arena at the same location they’ve been hosted since 2006. Over 7,000 industry professionals who make up the CMA membership determine both the nominees and the winners. Fans can find more information on tickets and other details by visiting the official CMA Awards website.

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