DATE FOR “THE 47th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS”

DATE FOR “THE
47
th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS”


NASHVILLE
– The ABC Television Network and the Country Music Association (CMA) have announced
that “The 47
th Annual CMA Awards” will air Wednesday, Nov.
6
(8:00-11:00 PM/EST). The ceremony will be held in the heart of Music City
from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., and will be televised live on ABC.

“The
CMA Awards is recognized as ‘Country Music’s Biggest Night’ and that is
what sets us apart from every other award show,” said
Ed Hardy, President of
the CMA Board of Directors. “This is the night we recognize the best in the
format – as chosen by the industry – and it is undeniably the most highly
anticipated event of the year for our constituents. It’s a night to honor our
finest performers, songwriters, record producers, musicians, and music video directors.”

“The
46
th Annual CMA Awards” were presented on Nov. 1, 2012 at the
Bridgestone Arena and were hosted by
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. The CMA Awards
presentation was televised live on the ABC Television Network.

The CMA
Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than 7,000 industry professional
members of CMA, which was the first trade organization formed to promote an individual
genre of music in 1958.

Winners of “The 47th Annual CMA Awards”
will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting members of CMA.
CMA Awards balloting is officiated by the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP.

The
eligibility period for the 2013 CMA Awards is July
1, 2012
to June 30, 2013.
The
second ballot will be emailed to CMA members
Tuesday, Aug. 20. Voting for the
second ballot closes
Friday, Aug. 30 (5:00 PM/CT). The final nominees in
each of the 12 categories will be announced in September.
Winners
of “The 47
th Annual CMA Awards” will be determined in a final
round of voting by eligible CMA members. The third and final ballot will be emailed
on
Thursday, Oct. 10. Voting for the CMA Awards final ballot ends Monday, Oct. 28 (5:00 PM/CT).
Ticket
information for the CMA Awards will be announced later this summer with information
available at
CMAawards.com. Or follow the
conversation on Twitter with #CMAawards.

“The
47
th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association.
Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer and Paul Miller
is the Director. The CMA Awards will be shot in high definition and broadcast
in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.

The first
“CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA
Awards was broadcast for the first time – making it the longest running, annual
music awards program on network television. The 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.

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