Carrie Underwood to host CMA Awards with Reba and Dolly

Carrie Underwood Dolly Parton Reba McEntire

Carrie Underwood Dolly Parton Reba McEntire

The nine-time CMA Awards victor will be joined by special guest hosts Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire.

The show will air live from Nashville on Wednesday (November 13) on ABC.

Carrie, Dolly and Reba earned a combined 124 CMA Awards nominations and 22 total wins, 11 for Female Vocalist of the Year.

The Country Music Association made the announcement today.

The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the more than 6,300 industry professional members of CMA, which when established in 1958 became the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music.

'It's an incredible honor to welcome Carrie, Reba and Dolly to the CMA Awards stage this year, ' says Sarah Trahern, CMA chief executive officer. The three hold 14 nominations in the Entertainer of the Year category - Parton took that honor in '78, McEntire in '86.

Carrie Underwood will host the 2019 Country Music Association Awards without longtime co-host Brad Paisley.

McEntire and Parton celebrated their guest hosting gig in tweets Monday.

While it's unclear what prompted the shake-up, the CMA is taking the opportunity to create a larger initiative during its annual awards show. Robert Deaton serves as Executive Producer, Alex Rudzinski serves as director, and David Wild is Head Writer. ABC is the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA's other two television properties, "CMA Fest" and 'CMA Country Christmas'.