The night is already shaping up to be full of star-laden performances and surprise collaborations.
This year's event will mark country star and 'American Idol' host Bryan's debut as host of the CMA Awards.
Chris Stapleton and Eric Church top the list of nominations with five each.
Continuing Loretta's bold habit of saying the unsayable, ‘Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)’ was a landmark song in country music.
Winners will be determined in a final round of voting, and the awards ceremony itself takes place on November 10.
The 1990 landmark turned into a mini-greatest hits album all on its own, showing Brooks’ intrinsic feel for songs that appealed to country audiences of all ages.
The country hero and current CMA Entertainer of the Year wrote the track himself.
Pride's rise from humble origins picking cotton for his father in Mississippi to becoming country's first Black superstar were universally acknowledged.
Country trailblazer Lynn's self-composed song eloquently exposed the hypocrisy often shown to divorced women.
The pair gave the new version the perfect launch by performing it as they hosted the 2020 CMA Awards.
The event, hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, marked the first time the country community had come together in person for many months.
The additional performers will join Justin Bieber, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, and more for country music's biggest night.
Pardi will honor Joe Diffie while Little Big Town pay tribute to another fallen favorite, Kenny Rogers.
The awards will take place with all artists safely installed in one room, and will be broadcast in the US live from Nashville on November 11.
The awards will take place at Music City Center in downtown Nashville on Wednesday, November 11, airing on ABC.