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Country music's biggest night is returning this fall. The 56th annual CMA Awards will once again air live from Music City a.k.a. Nashville. Sarah Trahern, CMA chief executive officer, has said that the show "will without a doubt live up to its expectation this year.”
Luke Bryan is set to host for a second consecutive year—but this time around, he will have a co-host: Peyton Manning. “During an evening when we celebrate the best of the best in Country Music, we are thrilled to have two award-winning hosts at the helm!" Trahern said in a press release.
Rob Mills, executive vice president, Unscripted and Alternative Entertainment, Walt Disney Television, noted that Bryan and Manning's "dynamic chemistry and magnetic friendship are the perfect anchors for this year’s star-studded show.”
From how to watch the awards show to the nominees, plus the show date, here is everything you need to know about the CMA Awards 2022...
Where are the CMA Awards 2022?
The 2022 CMA Awards are being held at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
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What date are the CMA Awards?
Country fans, mark your calendars because the awards show is scheduled for Nov. 9, 2022.
How can I watch the 2022 CMA Awards?
Tune into the ceremony on ABC. You can check your local listings to see which station or affiliate near you will air the show.
Where to stream the 2022 CMA Awards
ABC can be streamed live on Hulu+ Live TV, YouTube TV and FuboTV. You may be able to also live-stream the show from your local ABC station online.
What time are the CMA Awards 2022?
The 2022 CMA Awards show kicks off at 8 p.m. EST.
Who is hosting the CMA Awards 2022?
Two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan is returning to host the 2022 show. The country singer will share hosting duties this year with NFL star and first-time CMA Awards host Peyton Manning.
"Being a part of such a historical night that honors my peers and Country Music is such a privilege,” Bryan said in a statement. “When I was asked if Peyton Manning is someone I would consider co-hosting with, I didn’t hesitate. We have become great friends through the years, and what he brings to the table is gonna make it even more of a blast. I know he’s been to the CMA Awards before, but he’s never been with me. Hey Peyton, I hope you’re ready for the night of your life!”
Manning is admittedly looking forward to sharing the stage with the "Knockin’ Boots" singer. “I cannot wait to head to Nashville and take the CMA Awards stage alongside my friend Luke Bryan,” Manning said. “I am such a huge fan of Country Music, so to have the chance to stand among so many incredibly talented artists is an absolute honor.”
Who are the CMA Awards 2022 performers?
The 2022 performers have not yet been announced. Check back for updates!
Will Blake Shelton be at the 2022 CMA Awards?
While Blake Shelton performed "Come Back As A Country Boy" at the 2021 CMA Awards, viewers will have to wait and see if this country boy will come back for the 2022 ceremony.
Who are the 2022 CMA Awards nominees?
The nominees will be revealed in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
Can the public go to the CMA Awards?
Yes! Last year a "very limited number of tickets" went on sale to the general public.
How do you get tickets to the CMA Awards?
According to the CMA Awards' website, Ticketmaster is the "only official and authorized ticketing partner of the CMA Awards."
How much does it cost to attend the CMA Awards?
Check back for updates on ticket prices for the 2022 CMA Awards!