It was the performance heard 'round the world. Seven weeks after the devastating terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, @OfficialAlanJackson performed "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)," written following that day, at the 2001 CMA Awards. The song, which wasn't officially released until Nov. 26, articulated the grief and shock that Americans were feeling and helped bring healing to a devastated nation.
The 2017 CMA Awards are scheduled to air on ABC on Nov. 8, at 8PM ET; the ceremony will take place live at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. @BradPaisley and @CarrieUnderwood will host the ceremony for the 10th year in a row.