The Country Music Association announced that Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker will host The 54th Annual CMA Awards live from Nashville on Wednesday, November 11 (8:00-11:00 PM/EST) on ABC.
The show will take place from Music City Center in downtown Nashville and will feature in-person artist performances, but no live audience.
Reba said, “I’m thrilled to be back hosting the CMA Awards and even more thrilled that I get to share the stage with Darius Rucker. We’re looking forward to a night of celebrating great Country Music and hope you’ll tune in and watch!”
Darius says, “I look forward to the CMA Awards every year because of the incredible performances and the opportunity to celebrate the year in Country Music. To be invited to host this year’s awards alongside Reba — are you kidding me?! — it is an absolute honor. Even though this year will look a little different than normal, I know that we’re all eager for a night of musical celebration, and this year’s show definitely won’t disappoint!”
Rucker joins the CMA Awards stage for the first time as host, while McEntire returns for the fifth time.