Key dates for the CMA awards, hosted for the 4th time by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, have just been announced. On September 6, final nominees will be revealed live on Good Morning America during the 8:30 segment. Later that morning, finalists in 7 categories will be announced in a press conference from the historic Ryman auditorium in Nashville. The CMA Awards will be broadcast by ABC on November 9. Read the press release HERE.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — “Country Music’s Biggest Morning” will be Tuesday, Sept. 6, when the final nominees for “The 45th Annual CMA Awards” are announced from two cities.
The Band Perry and Jake Owen will announce the final nominees in five CMA Awards categories live from the “Good Morning America” studios in the heart of New York City’s Times Square on the ABC Television Network. The announcement will air in the 8:30 AM/ET half-hour segment of the morning news program. During the broadcast, Owen will also perform his current Top Five single “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.”
Later that morning, Jerrod Niemann and Thompson Square will announce the finalists in seven CMA Awards categories from Nashville at a press conference at the historic Ryman Auditorium.
Also in Nashville, the JaneDear girls will announce the finalists for the 2011 CMA Broadcast Award Personality and Radio Station of the Year in four categories (small, medium, large, and major markets), as well as the finalists for the CMA National Broadcast Personality.
“CMT Insider Special Edition: 2011 CMA Awards Nominations, ” featuring in-depth coverage of all the nominations, artist interviews, and more, will premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 7 (11:30 AM/ET). The 30-minute special will re-air on Saturday, Sept. 10 (1:30 PM/ET) and again on Sunday, Sept. 11 (11:00 AM/ET) on CMT.
CMA’s official radio partner, Premiere Radio Network, will carry the Awards and Broadcast Award nominations live to Country Radio.