57th Annual CMA Awards on Stan – Stan today announced that it has acquired the exclusive Australian rights to “The 57th Annual CMA Awards,” broadcasting live on November 9, same time as the U.S., only on Stan.

Following the exclusive live broadcast of the 2023 Golden Globe Awards in January, the 2023 CMA Awards marks Stan’s second live awards ceremony, and will be followed by Stan’s exclusive live broadcast of the 37th ARIA Awards on November 15 at 5pm.

Honouring the best of country music, the CMA Awards is the longest running, annual music awards program on network television history. The awards program is hosted in Nashville, the heart of American country music.The live broadcast will begin from 11am AEDT on Thursday November 9.

A huge array of popular country music artists are nominated, including Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Lainey Wilson, Kelsea Ballerini, Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert and Cody Johnson.

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Lainey Wilson – CMA Awards (image – Stan)

Leading the nominations this year is reigning Female Vocalist and New Artist of the Year Lainey Wilson, as she makes CMA Awards history yet again by becoming the only artist to top the nominations list in her first two appearances on the Final Ballot. In 2022, Lainey Wilson topped the nominations list with six nods as a first-time nominee. She now ties Merle Haggard and Miranda Lambert with nine nominations in a single year (Alan Jackson holds the record with 10 nominations in 2002).

Also leading the nominations is Luke Combs, including a nomination for his chart-topping cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car”. Back-to-back reigning Entertainer of the Year, Luke Combs returns with his fourth consecutive nomination for the night’s highest honour.

With this year’s nods, Combs has received 22 total nominations since 2017.

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Luke Combs – CMA Awards (image – Stan)

57th Annual CMA Awards on Stan – will broadcast live from 11am AEDT Thursday November 9, same time as the U.S., only on Stan.

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