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Go live from the red carpet before the 53rd Annual CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nexstar) – Country music’s biggest night is just around the corner!  

The CMA Awards will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

We’ll have LIVE coverage from the red carpet from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CST with an on-air and online special, “Live on the Red Carpet: An Early Look.” Viewers will get a sneak peek of the red carpet before the stars arrive and hear from some of their favorite artists before they head into the star-studded awards show.  

Nashville-based anchors, Neil Orne and Nikki Burdine will host the special, followed by “Live on the Red Carpet” from 6:30 to 7 p.m. CST. The pair will talk to everyone from fan favorites to up and comers.  

The coverage doesn’t stop there. Anchor Erica Francis will host an “After Party” special live from backstage at the Bridgestone Arena from 10:35 p.m. to 11:05 p.m. CST.  

You never know who will stop by on the red carpet or backstage!  

This year’s CMA Awards’ show will be hosted by Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, and Reba McEntire.  

The organization previously said this year’s show will celebrate “legendary women in country music throughout the ceremony.”

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Irsay fighting for long-term NFL Scouting Combine extension in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The dashing, lifting, shuttling and leaping — it’s that time again in Indianapolis. On Monday, 337 world class 2020 NFL Draft prospects begin their weeklong excursion at the NFL Scouting Combine downtown.

On Sunday, Colts Owner and CEO Jim Irsay spoke out on a few key talkers this week — including an eye-popping data point behind the machine that is the National Football League. 

“Do you guys realize that over the next five years, we (NFL teams) will roughly spend $40 billion on player costs?” 

“$40 billion as a league.”

Check, please.

Meanwhile, the most important microscope in sports shifts to primetime television beginning Thursday night. Workouts under the lights at Lucas Oil Stadium will try to heighten the buzz to a new level. Lurking behind the scenes is Indianapolis’ secret weapon as a host: A clean, convenient week for all parties.  

“If you talk to general managers, coaches and team doctors — no one does it like we can do it here,” Irsay said. “I think particularly medically … that is a strength and the centralization of downtown is a strength. It is a big economic impact for this city. We don’t take that lightly.” 

During Sunday’s half an hour question and answer session, Irsay said he was aware of the quote ‘provocative’ arguments on social media that point towards the NFL taking the combine away from Indianapolis. He dismissed some as pure speculation. 

This week, there is no secret behind this: Irsay will be busy canvassing fellow owners to keep the combine in his backyard beyond it’s current contract which expires after 2021. 

“I think it is important to remember that there are traditions that stay in place,” Irsay said. “I see us locking it up long term…No one can do it as good as us. In the end, isn’t that what it is about? I will fight for Indy tooth and nail to keep it here.” 

The bout continues.

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