ABC and The Country Music Association have teamed up once again for the 48th Annual CMA Awards. The big event is held in the heart of “Music City” at The Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and the performance roster is stacked with A-listers. The nominees and winners are chosen by more than 7,000 industry members of CMA, which “was the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958.”
If you’d like to watch the awards show live online, click here. And, if you’re following the awards goings-on via Twitter, use the hashtag #CMAawards for all the up-to-the-minute info. Read on for all the facts on tonight’s big performances, the winners, and the hosts.