Why Is Peyton Manning Hosting The CMA Awards? Where To Watch and How

Peyton Manning, a host from a non-music background, will be appearing on the stage at the CMA awards this year alongside Luke Bryan. So two men will be hosting the show, which has made fans ecstatic.

The former Denver Broncos quarterback, Payton, will be in Nashville on November 9 to co-host the 56th annual Country Music Association Awards (8 p.m. ET, ABC) alongside country music sensation Luke Bryan.

It will be his first hosting of the CMA awards. The awards ceremony will be hosted in Bridgestone Arena, home of the NHL’s Nashville Predators.

Why Is Peyton Manning Hosting The CMA Awards?

Luke Bryan is no new to the country music awards, but hosting the CMA awards would be the first time for Peyton. Luke, who hosted the show alone last year, said that it is fun to have Peyton Manning with him to host the biggest country music awards.

He added that he did not do a good enough job last time and had to go to Manning this year. According to ESPN, when he heard about Peyton being the one who would be sharing the stage with him, he did not hesitate. They have become good friends through the years.

Manning, who comes from a sports background, said that Bryan knows the industry as he works with them, but for him, he is a fan who has a great appreciation for the talents of all men and women.

Other Sportspersons Who Have Hosted Music Awards Show

Payton is not the only sportsperson hosting a music awards show. There are four other personalities from sports backgrounds who have hosted music awards previously, writes Billboard.

One is J.J. Watt, the defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals. He co-hosted CMT Music Awards with Erin Andrews in 2016.

Likewise, Terry Bradshaw, former quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, was a co-host alongside Lee Ann Womack in the TNN Music City News Country Awards in 2001.

In 1989, Ahmad Rashad, former wide receiver for the St. Louis Cardinals, was a co-host in the 3rd Soul Train Music Awards. His co-hosts were Dionne Warwick and Patti LaBelle. And the show took place in Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.

Similarly, in 1981, Don Meredith hosted the 16th Academy of Country Music Awards alongside  Larry Gatlin and Tammy Wynette. He was a former football quarterback for Dallas Cowboys.

Personalities Who Will Take On The Stage This Year

There are some Some major collaborations this year will be that of Kelsea Ballerini, Carly Pearce, and Kelly Clarkson; Brothers Osborne and War & Treaty; Hardy and Lainey Wilson, Thomas Rhett, and Katy Perry; Zac Brown Band will be seen with Jimmie Allen and Marcus King and Ashley McBryde will be joined by Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack, Pillbox Patti, and John Osborne.

Some other performers are Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan, Cody Johnson, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, Reba McEntire, Cole Swindell, and Carrie Underwood.

Major Nomination In CMA Awards In 2022

This year’s major nominees include Ashley McBryde, Chris Stapleton, Carly Pearce, and Shane McAnally. All of them have five nominations each.

Lainey Wilson, a new candidate, has nominations in six categories, including album of the year, song of the year, and female vocalist of the year.

Likewise, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, and Morgan Wallen are nominated as performer of the year.

Where To Watch The CMA Awards?

CMA Awards will go live at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, November 9, from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Fans wonder where they can watch the show.

Those who are network viewers can watch the show on ABC. Some other streaming services will stream the show live, but it will not be available on Peacock or Paramount+.

Here is How You Can Watch

According to Rolling stone, this year’s CMAs will stream live on ABC and the ABC app at 8 p.m. ET. Viewers can watch the show through streaming sites such as Hulu, YouTube TV, fuboTV, and DirectTV Stream.

Additionally, there is also an option where fans can watch the CMAs online for free with free trials from fuboTV and DirectTV Stream.

Some FAQs

What channel does the CMA Awards 2022 come on?

The CMA awards 2022 is set to air at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on ABC and stream on Hulu the following day.

What day is the CMA Awards 2022?

CMA Awards will be held Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, airing live on ABC

What is the biggest award at the CMA?

The Country Music Association Awards is a major awards show in country music, with the highest honor being the award for Entertainer of the Year.