Everything You Need to Know About the 2015 CMA Awards
The 2015 CMA Awards will close down streets and light up Nashville in November. It's the 49th Annual CMA Awards, and the tenth straight in Music City, since the show took a one-year departure to New York City in 2005. Here is everything you need to need to know about the CMAs, including time, network, performers, nominees and snubs.
2015 CMA Awards — Everything You Need to Know
When: Wednesday Nov. 4, 2015
Where: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville
Time: 8PM ET
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host the CMA Awards for an eighth straight year. Since 2008, this duo has steered the show. Gone is any sign of nerves or jitters. Instead one finds well-timed gags, sharp parody songs and pointed punchlines. Even country A-Listers aren't safe from their jokes. George Strait and Taylor Swift have been the most regular targets, aside from the hosts themselves.
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Every CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee except for Garth Brooks is slated to perform, and one figures he'll be added soon. That's Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Eric Church, plus about two dozen other country superstars.
Rockers John Mellencamp and Fall Out Boy will take the stage with Keith Urban and Thomas Rhett respectively. Perhaps most intriguing is the addition of YouTube sensation Lindsey Stirling. She'll bring her electronic violin to the stage for Dierks Bentley's performance.
It's not the usual suspects leading the way in 2015. Little Big Town and Church grabbed the most CMA attention. Newcomer Chris Stapleton also did very well, coming from nowhere to grab three huge nods! Is the old way of thinking slowly moving out in Nashville? We'll know for sure after Nov. 4.
Reba McEntire's omission from Female Vocalist of the Year was the most obvious snub, but a few other artists have a right to complain about their lack of 2015 CMA Awards nominations. None will, because it's country and that's just how we do things. Here is a list of the eight biggest surprises and snubs:
But That's Not All There Is to Know About the CMA Awards