With the promise of more than a dozen live performances – and more than a few surprises – it sounds like Country Music’s Biggest Night will be living up to its name this year. The 49th Annual CMA Awards will take place Wednesday, November 4, live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. The show will be broadcast live on the ABC Television Network. Returning as co-hosts for the eighth year in a row are country superstars Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. (The latter ranked #13 on Forbes’ 2015 Country Cash Kings list; Underwood, who took several months off this year to be with her 8-month-old son, finished just below the list’s cutoff.) The hosts have garnered rave reviews from critics and fans alike in past years with their memorable monologues and original songs. In addition to the banter from Underwood and Paisley, fans can look forward to performances from country’s top stars and rising talents. Scheduled performers include Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Lindsey Stirling, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maddie & Tae, Kacey Musgraves, Paisley, Chris Stapleton, Blake Shelton, Underwood, and Zac Brown Band.