54th CMA Awards to air live, in-person in Nashville on Wednesday

Reba McEntire And Darius Rucker To Host The 2020 CMAs
Posted at 10:12 AM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 11:12:42-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Some of county music's biggest artists will come together to celebrate the 54th annual CMA Awards live and in-person in Nashville on Wednesday night.

Just like many other events this year, the award show will have some changes due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. One of the biggest changes is the venue. Tuesday's show is being held at Nashville's Music City Center instead of Bridgestone Arena like previous years.

The Country Music Association's executive officer said the year's show will feel more intimate. The association plans to host artists and their guests in a "fully safe and physically-distant environment." CMA is hoping by putting on the show live it will give viewers a little sense of normality in the midst of 2020.

At Wednesday night's show, the legend herself Reba McEntire is hosting with the very talented Darius Rucker.

There are many artists set to hit the stage including Maren Morris, Rascall Flatts, Thomas Rhett and even pop star Justin Bieber.

Several awards will be given out but a lot of eyes are on the Entertainer of the Year category. One of the nominees, Miranda Lambert, is excited to perform.

"I've done this show for 17 years, it's my life's work. So to be here all these years later and my peers, people in the business, all the relationships I've made, people still support what I'm doing. It means the world to me. It puts a fire under me, honestly, to keep going and do more and do better."

Wednesday's show is expected to be filled with surprises. Producers hope the 54th annual CMA award show will unite us all.