5 Things We Can’t Wait to See at the 50th Annual CMA Awards

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The CMA Awards are celebrating their 50th anniversary and there are so many exciting things that we are looking forward to seeing! There is a reason this night is called “Country Music’s Biggest Night,” and we cannot wait for all the outstanding things that are coming!

Check out our list of our five most anticipated moments from the 50th Annual CMA Awards below. Make sure to tune in to the show TONIGHT @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC!

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Photo by Josh Shearer/WireImage


We are looking forward to this year’s red carpet! The event is black tie and we expect to see everyone dressed their best, meaning all new fashion statements and stunning dresses. It is always so exciting to see who wears what fashion designer and who wore the best dress. Of course, we are expecting Carrie Underwood to look flawless, as always! Some of the best outfits last year were designed by Gauri & Nainika, Nicole Miller, St. John, Rubin Singer, Lorena Sarbu, and Galia Lahav. Carrie Underwood will be wearing costumes from decades of country music. She will be having 11 costume changes throughout the night, keeping the audience on their feet! It will be interesting to see which fashion designers leave their mark on the CMA Awards Red Carpet this year!



The two hosts, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, are back at it again! The dynamic duo command the audience just as if they were performing, they are powerful and hilarious together, we love it! Carrie and Brad are always excited to be up on the stage and entertain the audience, it is what they do best!



What we are looking forward to the most are the performances and the presentations! How can you not be thrilled when legendary country artists such as Brooks & Dunn, Clint Black, George Strait, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, Eric Church, Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Alabama, and so many others will be in the same venue all at once?! In previous years the performances have been undeniably great, we cannot wait to see what this year’s 50th Anniversary of the CMA Awards has in store for us!

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Photo by Gary Hershorn/Reuters/Corbis


A legendary event that will be happening at the 50th Anniversary of the CMA Awards is Dolly Parton will be receiving CMA’s Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award! Dolly Parton is a legendary female country artist who deserves this award more than anyone we can think of. She has been an icon in country music for more than five decades, with her incredible songwriting skills and breathtaking voice, Dolly has won the hearts of country music fans everywhere. Dolly is an inspiration to country artists all over the globe, making country music even better.

Photo by Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Photo by Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images


There is a special performance by Beyoncé that was announced very recently! It will be very excited to see Beyoncé perform at the CMA Awards because who doesn’t love Beyoncé?! We are excited to see what she sings and of course, what she will be wearing!

Written by Isabel Baldinger

Isabel is an intern for Celeb Secrets Country. Originally from New Jersey, she is currently living the dream in Nashville while getting her degree in Music Business from Belmont University. If she is not in class or interviewing artists, she is at a concert, at Hotbox, hanging out with friends, traveling, lounging around at Tin Roof, or eating tacos.

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