The single biggest annual event in country music is looming large, and it’s time to get on your game so you know exactly what’s up at the 47th Annual CMA Awards. The show’s slogan “Country Music’s Biggest Night” pretty much says it all. This is the place where your favorite country stars rub elbows, crack jokes, and honor one another for the contributions they made to genre in the past year. For the sixth consecutive year, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host an evening of spectacle, accolades and countless special moments.

Whether you’ve been a devout follower of everything going on in country this past year or not, there’s never been a better time to familiarize yourself with the incredible music of 2013. From artists like Blake Shelton, Eric Church and The Band Perry to Allison Kraus and Little Big Town, we put together the essential CMA Awards iTunes Radio Station to get you pumped for the big night.

Click here to check out the list of nominees and head to iTunes Radio to listen to the official Pepsi Pulse CMA Awards station.