NASHVILLE – For the first time, winners in two of the 12 CMA Awards categories will be announced live from Nashville on “Good Morning America,” Thursday, Nov. 1 from the Bridgestone Arena Plaza.
“Each year we announce our final nominees on ‘Good Morning America’ and now we have the opportunity to announce two of our winners,” said Steve Moore, Chief Executive Officer of CMA. “GMA is a terrific supporter of the CMA Awards and Country Music. I can’t think of a better way to jump start the day as we lead up to ‘The 46th Annual CMA Awards’ broadcast on ABC.”
Hosted for the fifth time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, “The 46th Annual CMA Awards” airs live Thursday, Nov. 1 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
The winners for Musical Event and Music Video of the Year will be announced during the “Good Morning America” broadcast live from Nashville. The program will also feature musical performances by Reba McEntire and an appearance by Paisley. Fans are welcome to attend the “Good Morning America” broadcast from Nashville on the Bridgestone Arena Plaza on the Corner of Broadway and Fifth Avenue.
“These two categories are normally presented during pre-televised activities and acknowledged during the Awards broadcast, which we will still do. But being able to share the announcement of the winners live with the broader GMA viewership and the live audience in Nashville adds a whole new level of excitement for our fans and the recipients,” said Moore.
Winners of CMA Musical Event and CMA Music Video of the Year will be presented their trophies prior to the start of the CMA Awards. The proceedings will be hosted by CMA Vocal Duo and New Artist of the Year nominee Love and Theft and taped to air during the Awards broadcast along with the presentation of the Musician of the Year Award and the CMA Broadcast Awards recognizing Radio Station and Personality of the Year winners.
The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the 11,000 industry professional members of CMA, which was formed in 1958 as the first trade organization to promote an individual genre of music. The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on NBC television for the first time – making it the longest-running annual music awards program on network television. The Awards aired on NBC through 1971 and on the CBS Television Network from 1972 through 2005 before moving to ABC in 2006. ABC will be the network home of the CMA Awards through 2021.
“The 46th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and David Wild is the writer. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.
“Good Morning America” is a two-hour, live program anchored by Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos. Josh Elliott is the news anchor, Lara Spencer is lifestyle anchor, and Sam Champion is the weather anchor. The morning news program airs Monday-Friday (7:00-9:00 AM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Chevrolet™ is the Official Ride of Country Music. American Airlines is the Official Airline of the CMA Awards.