Country Music Awards 2017: Highlights

Country Music Awards 2017: Highlights


Country music has had a renaissance of sorts on this side of the pond in the past few years, thanks probably to the Taylor Swift effect, the annual C2C Festival and a new wave of home-grown country acts, all championed by Radio 2 stalwart Bob Harris.

Here, he introduces highlights from the 51st annual CMA Awards – the industry’s most prestigious bash – from Nashville, Tennessee. For the tenth year running, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are our hosts, ever the picture of charm and Southern hospitality. There will be performances from Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Eric Church and Keith Urban, and collaborations with husband and wife Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and star-on-the-rise Maren Morris with once-Directioner Niall Horan. The spectacle is always delightfully over the top, and the vocal performances hard to beat.


Bob Harris introduces coverage of the awards ceremony from Nashville, Tennessee. The show is hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and features performances from Garth Brooks, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town and Keith Urban, as well as appearances by Pink, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Niall Horan and Maren Morris.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Bob Harris
Host Brad Paisley
Host Carrie Underwood
Performer Garth Brooks
Performer Eric Church
Performer Miranda Lambert
Performer Little Big Town
Performer Keith Urban
Performer Pink
Performer Tim McGraw
Performer Faith Hill
Performer Niall Horan
Performer Maren Morris
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