“The 50th Annual CMA Awards” was a homerun with more performances with more artists than any other CMA Awards in history. And fans can still relive the greatest moments on demand.
Joining the lineup of superstars that night were 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Charlie Daniels and Randy Travis; former Entertainer of the Year winners Ricky Skaggs and Roy Clark; former CMA Awards host Clint Black; CMA Awards winners Jason Aldean, Jennifer Nettles, and Martina McBride; 2016 CMA Awards nominees Chris Stapleton and Thomas Rhett; and multi-format sensations Elle King, Pentatonix, and Dwight Yoakam.
“This is a celebration of Country Music – both contemporary and the classics – that is certain to resonate with music fans,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “’The 50th Annual CMA Awards’ will certainly reflect our history, but it is equally important to recognize our current nominees and the hits of today.”
Skaggs has 21 CMA Awards nominations and eight wins, including the Horizon Award (now New Artist of the Year) in 1982 and Entertainer of the Year three years later (1985).
“The 50th Annual CMA Awards” was hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and was broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 2 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
ABC is making several full performances from Wednesday’s milestone anniversary broadcast available now on ABC.com and the ABC app. The full show, which captures Country Music’s Biggest Night™, is also available for verified viewers.
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