Carrie Underwood To Host the CMA Awards with Special Guest Hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton

Carrie Underwood; Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for CMT, Reba McEntire; Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Dolly Parton; Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Carrie Underwood; Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for CMT, Reba McEntire; Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Dolly Parton; Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Carrie Underwood; Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for CMT, Reba McEntire; Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Dolly Parton; Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley’s 11-year reign as CMA Awards co-hosts is over.

On Monday (Aug. 19) the Country Music Association announced that Underwood will return to host for the 12th time, this time alongside special guest hosts and Country Music Hall of Fame members Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton.

Combined, Underwood, McEntire and Parton have 124 total career CMA Awards nominations and a total of 22 wins.

“It’s an incredible honor to welcome Carrie, Reba and Dolly to the CMA Awards stage this year,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “In addition to awarding the year’s best and brightest in the genre, ‘The 53rd Annual CMA Awards’ will celebrate the legacy of women within Country Music, and we couldn’t think of a more dynamic group of women to host the show.”

Final nominees for the 53rd Annual CMA Awards will be revealed live during ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

The 53rd Annual CMA Awards, which will honor legendary women throughout the broadcast, will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8/7c on ABC.