Carrie Underwood is set to host the 53rd annual CMA Awards, it was revealed Monday.
Underwood will be joined by special guest-hosts and Country Music Hall of Fame members Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton for the November 13 event, which will take place at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Sarah Trahern, CMA chief executive officer, said in a press release: “It’s an incredible honour to welcome Carrie, Reba, and Dolly to the CMA Awards stage this year.
“In addition to awarding the year’s best and brightest in the genre, the 53rd annual CMA Awards will celebrate the legacy of women within country music, and we couldn’t think of a more dynamic group of women to host the show.”
Combined, the three hosts hold 124 CMA Award nominations and 22 total wins, 11 of which are for Female Vocalist of the Year.
In addition, the three superstars hold a combined 14 nominations in the Entertainer of the Year category, with Parton receiving the award in 1978 and McEntire in 1986.