The Country Music Association and ABC will present the 56th annual CMA Awards from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, November 9th, 2022.
ABC will present the show live from 8 pm - 11 pm EST.
Celebrating the biggest and best names in country music, the ceremony will be presented by two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan and NFL Hall of Famer and two-time MVP Peyton Manning.
Revealing the news that he would be hosting on the 1st August special edition of Live With Kelly & Ryan, Bryan said; "Being a part of such a historical night that honors my peers and Country Music is such a privilege".
"When I was asked if Peyton Manning was someone I would consider co-hosting with", he continues, "I didn’t hesitate. We have become great friends through the years and what he brings to the table is gonna make it even more of a blast. I know he’s been to the CMA Awards before, but he’s never been with me. Hey Peyton, I hope you’re ready for the night of your life!"
Peyton Manning was similarly enthusiastic about co-hosting, saying; “I cannot wait to head to Nashville and take the CMA Awards stage alongside my friend Luke Bryan,” says Manning. “I am such a huge fan of Country Music, so to have the chance to stand among so many incredibly talented artists is an absolute honor.”
Bryan returns for a second consecutive year to host the CMA Awards, while Manning is a first-time host.
“Country Music’s Biggest Night will without a doubt live up to its expectation this year,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “During an evening when we celebrate the best of the best in Country Music, we are thrilled to have two award-winning hosts at the helm! I cannot wait to see what Luke and Peyton have up their sleeves, which I’m sure will be hilariously unpredictable and playfully energetic, just like the two of them.”
The nominees for The 56th Annual CMA Awards will be revealed in the coming weeks, while all the performers will be announced nearer the time of the awards in November.
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