The 2022 CMA Awards are airing Wednesday evening (Nov. 9) on ABC. Lainey Wilson and Carly Pearce are nominations leaders, however neither is up for the large award of the evening.
Regardless of who wins CMA Entertainer of the 12 months, the end result guarantees to be controversial. Some say Morgan Wallen is favorited to win his first Entertainer of the 12 months trophy, and if true, it’d sign that the nation music trade has 100% moved on after he was caught utilizing a racist slur on digicam in 2021.
Carrie Underwood has by no means received a CMA Entertainer of the 12 months, and her followers really feel that not solely is she lengthy overdue, that is her yr. Nonetheless, Miranda Lambert‘s followers suppose she’s additionally worthy, and (final yr’s winner) Luke Combs and Chris Stapleton followers aren’t backing down.
Different storylines to comply with on the CMAs embrace if Maren Morris and husband Ryan Hurd attend the 2022 occasion (she said she may not) and if any reference is made to politics or a number of the extra divisive points in nation music. Hosts Luke Bryan and Petyon Manning are more likely to maintain it protected for all ideologies, however the identical cannot be promised for each performer and presenter.
Ideally, all anybody is speaking about on Thursday morning is the awards and performances, which embrace tributes to Jerry Lee Lewis, Loretta Lynn and Alan Jackson. Style of Nation’s dwell weblog begins at 6:30PM CT under, with the newest happenings up high however extra video, photograph and audio property added as out there.
7:30 PM – Hey it is Billy Dukes. Thanks for becoming a member of me for this dwell stream. The crimson carpet is popping proper now and we have a rising gallery of the very best dressed under. Right here is certainly one of Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher, who look superb as common. BTW, there are rumors Maren Morris is there however I am nonetheless on the lookout for photograph proof.