Before the curtain goes up and the lights go down, we take you behind the scenes of Country Music's Biggest Night. Over the past few days, artists have been prepping their performances and selecting their wardrobe to get ready for The 46th Annual CMA Awards.

Superstar Brad Paisley has a lot on his plate as he co-hosts the show with the lovely Carrie Underwood for the fifth time. He will also debut "Southern Comfort Zone," the new single from his upcoming album, for the first time on television.

Watch Brad, who is up for Entertainer of the Year, as he shares his thoughts on collaborating with Carrie as hosts of the show and more:


Vocal Group of the Year nominees Zac Brown Band are set to perform "Goodbye in Her Eyes," the group's current single from their Uncaged project. Lead singer Zac Brown got a little extra love from the CMA in the form of a Musical Event of the Year nomination for his work with Alan Jackson on "Dixie Highway."

Check out ZBB as they discuss performing and attending the CMA Awards:


Luke Bryan's career during the past few years has skyrocketed. This year the singer-songwriter has earned two significant nominations with Male Vocalist of the Year, his first ever nod in that category, and Album of the Year for tailgates & tanlines. Look for him to turn in an electric performance as a part of the show as well.

Watch Luke talk about what he looks forward to most during the CMA Awards and more:


Don't forget to tune into The 46th Annual CMA Awards as they air live on Thursday, November 1st at 8PM/7PM Central on ABC.


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