The Country Music Association announced that Carrie Underwood will host the 53rd CMA Awards with special guest co-hosts Reba McEntrie and Dolly Parton on Nov. 13 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
Carrie and Brad Paisley co-hosted the CMA Awards for the past 11 years.
Dolly hosted the CMA Awards in 1988, while Reba hosted the show in 1991 and co-hosted the show in 1990 and 1992.
Carrie, Dolly and Reba earned a combined 124 CMA Awards nominations and 22 total wins, 11 for Female Vocalist of the Year. In addition, the three superstars hold a combined 14 nominations in the Entertainer of the Year category, with Dolly receiving the award in 1978 and Reba winning in 1986.
Final nominees for the 53rd CMA Awards will be announced on Aug. 28 during ABC’s Good Morning America and via stream following the broadcast.
photos: Carrie Underwood & Dolly Parton by Curtis Hilbun; Reba McEntire by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com