NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Country Music Association Awards featured some of country’s biggest stars, including hosts Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, and Dolly Parton, and Local 24 News Anchor Richard Ransom has highlights from the huge event.
The trio performed “Until the Day They Lay Me Down” to start the show, which opened with several other medleys by performers including Tanya Tucker, Brandi Carlile, and other members of the supergroup The Highwaywomen.
The show featured only female performers for its opening number, with Loretta Lynn in the audience getting a shout out. The opening number ended with a performance of Martina McBride’s “Independence Day.”
The CMAs aired live on ABC from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.