The 48th Annual CMA Awards go down Wednesday night at 8/7c on ABC, and it's going to be a great show. Here are 5 reasons you should definitely tune in for Country Music's Biggest Night!
1. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood NEVER disappoint.
It will be Brad and Carrie's SEVENTH time hosting, and they seem to keep getting better each year.
We can't wait to see what they have up their sleeves this year... and how many wardrobe changes will be involved! Oh, and as a bonus? This might be Carrie's cutest hosting job yet - we hope she draws special attention to the baby bump!
Check out last year's opening monologue:
2. This year, Country goes Pop!
The CMA Awards are always filled with great performance and awesome collaborations, and this year will be no different. In fact, the CMAs have recruited two of the biggest pop artists right now to take the stage with two of country's biggest acts.
Ariana Grande will take the stage for a special performance with Little Big Town, and Meghan Trainor will perform her breakout hit "All About That Bass" with none other than Miranda Lambert. Here's hoping their rendition sounds more like "All About That Banjo."
3. Two Words: Doobie Brothers
This week, it was announced that The Doobie Brothers would take the stage at The CMAs!
Their new album, Southbound, includes new versions of their iconic songs, recorded with country stars like Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith, Hunter Hayes and more.
Here's hoping for an epic CMA Doobie collab!
4. Will there be a Blake and Miranda Fivepeat?
For the past 4 years in a row, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have taken home the trophies for Male Vocalist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year, respectively.
Will country's it-couple do it again?
5. It Really Is Country Music's Biggest Night.
From the red carpet gowns (The Best! The Worst!), to the heated awards categories (Will Luke dethrone Blake?), to the epic performances (Too many to count!), to the surprises (will they mention Taylor Swift now that she's gone pop?) there's only one place country fans need to be on Wednesday night: In front of a television tuned to ABC at 8/7c.