Carly Pearce and Luke Combs To Reveal CMA Awards Nominees

Nominees for the upcoming 54th Annual CMA Awards will be revealed next week. The Country Music Association announced today that…


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August 28, 2020


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Carly Pearce; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Spotify, Luke Combs; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Nominees for the upcoming 54th Annual CMA Awards will be revealed next week.

The Country Music Association announced today that Carly Pearce and Luke Combs will reveal the nominees live on ABC’s Good Morning America from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. The nominee announcement will be made during the 8:30 am half-hour (local time) of the popular morning news show.

Following the GMA announcement, Ingrid Andress and Gabby Barrett will reveal the remaining nominees, as well as the CMA Broadcast Awards finalists, during a live stream on the CMA’s YouTube and Facebook. The live stream will be available worldwide and will also stream on and GMA’s Facebook.

The 54th Annual CMA Awards will be held November 11 in Nashville. No additional details surrounding the show, or the show’s new host, have been revealed.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.