Country Music’s Biggest
Night™ Airs Live Wednesday, Nov. 5 from Nashville On the
ABC Television Network
NASHVILLE – “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” will
present Country’s cutting edge with performances by Eric Church,
Florida Georgia Line, and Kacey Musgraves live, Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET)
from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on the ABC Television Network.
Hosted for the seventh
consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood,
Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will also feature superstar performances by
Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan,
Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda
Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw,
Paisley, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Underwood,
and Keith Urban.
Church received four CMA Awards nominations in 2014 including
Male Vocalist; Album for The Outsiders; and Single and Song of the Year
for “Give Me Back My Hometown,” which Church wrote with Luke Laird. Church
received his first CMA Awards nomination in 2011 for New Artist of the Year and
he won Album of the Year in 2012 for Chief.
Florida Georgia Line has received five CMA Awards nominations
since 2013 and has already claimed two trophies including CMA Single of the Year
for “Cruise” and Vocal Duo of the Year. They are nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year again in 2014.
Musgraves, who won New
Artist of the Year in 2013, has three nominations this year including Female Vocalist;
Song for “Follow Your Arrow,” which she wrote with Brandy Clark and Shane
McAnally; and Music Video of the Year for “Follow Your Arrow,” which Musgraves
directed with Honey (Musgraves only receives one nomination in the category, but
can receive a second trophy as video director).
Winners of “The 48th Annual CMA Awards”
will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting members of the
Country Music Association. CMA Awards balloting is officiated by the international
accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Voting for the CMA Awards final
ballot ends Monday, Oct. 27 (5:00 PM/CT).
“The 48th 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.
For more information, visit CMAAwards.com.
Chevrolet™ is the Official Ride of Country Music.
American Airlines is the Official Airline of the CMA Awards.