2015 CMA Awards Are Coming!

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First Ballot Emailed to Eligible CMA Members Today

Final Nominees to be Announced Sept. 9 on “Good Morning America”

NASHVILLE – Balloting for “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” begins today. “Country Music’s Biggest Night™” airs live Wednesday, Nov. 4 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

The 2015 CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than 7,400 professional members of CMA, which was the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958. The eligibility period for the 2015 CMA Awards is July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

The final nominees in each of the 12 categories will be announced in early September. ABC’s “Good Morning America” announced the airdate Friday, and additionally announced that Steven Tyler will appear on Wednesday, Sept 9 to announce multiple categories of the final nominees live on that morning’s broadcast. Tyler recently released his debut Country single, “Love Is Your Name,” currently working its way up Country radio charts.

The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on television for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network TV. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC will be the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” and “CMA Country Christmas,” through 2021.

“The 49th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer. For more information about the 2015 CMA Awards please visit

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