Carrie Underwood will have two new sidekicks when she hosts the 53rd CMA Awards in November. Underwood, who has co-hosted the CMA Awards with Brad Paisley for the last 11 years, will be joined by Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton as guest hosts for a night celebrating legendary women in country music.
“Talk about girl power,” read a post shared Monday on Parton’s Facebook page. “I’m so excited to be joining Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire as a guest host of this year’s #CMAawards.”
The 53rd CMA Awards will air live from Nashville at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 on ABC.
“It’s an incredible honor to welcome Carrie, Reba and Dolly to the CMA Awards stage this year,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, in a statement. “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.”
Underwood, Parton and McEntire hold 124 CMA Awards nominations and 22 total wins among them. The women have 14 nominations in the Entertainer of the Year category, with Parton taking the top prize in 1978 and McEntire in 1986.
Paisley Tweeted his support, writing “As a fan of all 3 of these amazing women, I can’t wait to watch.”
Nominations for “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” will be revealed Aug. 28 live during ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
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