40th Annual Cma Awards

Bob Harris brings you live coverage from the 40th Country Music Association awards in Nashville, hosted by multi-award winning duo Brooks and Dunn.

Alongside his guest co-presenter singer-songwriter Beth Neilsen Chapman, Bob reports from backstage at Nashvilles Gaylord Entertainment centre on Country musics biggest night.

He talks to the nominees and winners of awards which include Best Group, Entertainer of the year, Female and Male vocalists and the Horizon award, which recognizes the newcomers into the genre.

In the Horizon category this year are the vocal quartet Little Big Town, Atlanta-based trio Sugarland, gospel influenced baritone Josh Turner, Nashville Star contestant Miranda Lambert and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood.

Nominees for other awards include Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Martina McBride and Alan Jackson.

The Awards ceremony features live performances from Faith Hill, George Strait, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill , Sheryl Crow, Brooks and Dunn, Gretchen Wilson, Sara Evans, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

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Bob Harris brings you live coverage from the 40th Country Music Association awards in Nashville, hosted by multi-award winning duo Brooks and Dunn.

Alongside his guest co-presenter singer-songwriter Beth Neilsen Chapman, Bob reports from backstage at Nashvilles Gaylord Entertainment centre on Country musics biggest night.

He talks to the nominees and winners of awards which include Best Group, Entertainer of the year, Female and Male vocalists and the Horizon award, which recognizes the newcomers into the genre.

In the Horizon category this year are the vocal quartet Little Big Town, Atlanta-based trio Sugarland, gospel influenced baritone Josh Turner, Nashville Star contestant Miranda Lambert and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood.

Nominees for other awards include Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Martina McBride and Alan Jackson.

The Awards ceremony features live performances from Faith Hill, George Strait, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill , Sheryl Crow, Brooks and Dunn, Gretchen Wilson, Sara Evans, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.