As much as we would all like to be in Nashville to be at the 50th Annual CMA Awards in person, the Hawk has the next best thing for you.  While you may have heard Sam Alex chatting with Glenn & Traci on the Hawk Morning Show this week, Sam will also provide full coverage from Nashville on Taste of Country Nights, 7-Midnight on 98.1 The Hawk, listen live at or from your smart phone or tablet with the FREE Hawk App RadioPup.

In fact, through Wednesday night, Taste of Country Nights will feature backstage interviews this week with Luke Bryan, Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Stapleton, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Sam Hunt, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Keith Urban, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line & many more.

According to, the fashion of the night takes place on the special live stream via YouTube that begins CMA Night (Wednesday November 2) at 5:30pm ET, where you will not only catch what your favorite stars will be wearing, but Sam will be be joined by "Somewhere to Take Your Place" singer Tara Thompson -- Wednesday night, talking to dozens of stars all night long LIVE!

And watch the 50th Annual CMA Awards, Wednesday night 8-11 p.m. on ABC-TV, Newschannel 34 in Binghamton.