The 2009 CMA Awards will take place Wednesday evening in Nashville marking the beginning of the 43rd Annual Country Music Awards.  

The show hosted by country stars Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley scheduled to start at 8pm ET will be streamed live on ABC.

Country singer, Taylor Swift, is the contender for four awards this year: Entertainer of the year, Female vocalist of the year, Album of the year and Music Video of the year.

See full list of 2009 CMA nominees by category.