George Strait’s no stranger to the Country Music Awards stage. The current CMA Entertainer of the Year has performed live on 23 previous shows and with the 2014 CMAs he’ll be making his 24th appearance. Strait’s the most nominated artist in CMA history (he’s been recognized 83 times for his work) and he also holds the record for the most times an artist has performed on the annual Country music-filled awards show.
This year’s CMAs will be held on November 5th and will air on ABC at 8pm ET/PT. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley return for the seventh time to host the show and they are also expected to perform during the star-studded event. Other artists confirmed to hit the stage are Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, and Keith Urban. Changing things up, the show will feature artists from outside the Country genre, with Ariana Grande teaming up with Little Big Town and Meghan Trainor performing with Miranda Lambert.
Among the celebrities set to present awards are Nashville star Connie Britton, Garth Brooks, Tim Tebow, Steven Tyler, Trisha Yearwood, and Lucy Hale.