55th CMA Awards Overview


Host Heather Dawson remembers her first time covering the CMAs as a young journalist, so it’s time to take a stroll down memory lane to remember all the moments that many people surely will never forget. Will Armstrong brings us the highlights of this years CMA with California Life.

The 55th Annual CMAs turned out to be an extraordinary night full of surprises, thrills, and spectacular performances. Live from the Bridgestone Arena and Nashville, popular performers like Gabby Barrett and Dierks Bentley performed for fans of country music from all over. Another special treat included host and 2x CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan performing his new single “Up.”

Jennifer Hudson performed for the FIRST time on the CMA Awards stage after the release of her new movie “Respect” where she plays main character Aretha Franklin. She performed the song “Night Life” which is featured in the new film.

2X CMA Award Winner and Nominee for Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett performed his hit single “Country Again,” and 12X Award Winner Kieth Urban brought the audience to life with his single “Wild Hearts.”