IT’S BALLOTING SEASON AT CMA!


IT’S
BALLOTING SEASON AT CMA!

CMA Accepting Submissions for the 2013 CMA Broadcast Awards May
6; Ballot Schedule for “The 47
th Annual CMA Awards” Announced

NASHVILLE
– CMA balloting season is here! Beginning
Monday, May 6, the Country
Music Association will be accepting online submissions for the 2013 CMA Broadcast
Awards for Broadcast Personality, Station, and National Broadcast Personality
of the Year at
Broadcast.CMAawards.com.

“CMA celebrates the hard work
of Country radio and its significant contribution to the format,” said CMA Chief
Executive Officer,
Steve Moore. “We consider
it an honor to spotlight the best stations and on-air personalities in Country
radio each year with the CMA Broadcast Awards.”

Categories
for submission include Broadcast Personality in four different market sizes (major,
large, medium, and small) as well as CMA National Broadcast Personality of the
Year. To submit an entry, CMA member radio stations and broadcast personalities
in the U.S. and Canada should log on to Broadcast.CMAawards.com, where guidelines and instructions
for entries are posted. The site will continue to accept submissions until
Friday, June
28
(5:00 PM/CT).

All entries must reflect performances
and events between
June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013. CMA’s
panel of judges, which includes distinguished radio and industry professionals,
will be able to view and evaluate each entry online.

CMA
Broadcast Award winners will be notified in early October and recognized at “The
47
th Annual CMA Awards,” which will be held later this
year in Nashville. The annual gala, which is known as “Country Music’s Biggest
Night™,” will be broadcast live on the ABC Television Network.

The
2013 CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than 7,000 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 2013 CMA Awards is
July 1, 2012
to June 30, 2013
. All voting for “The 47th Annual CMA
Awards” will be conducted online.

The first
ballot and instructions will be emailed
Thursday, July 11 to CMA members
in good standing who are eligible to vote. Voting for the first ballot closes
Monday, July 22 (5:00 PM/CT).
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 voting CMA members. The third
and final ballot will be emailed to CMA members
Thursday,
Oct. 10
. Voting for the CMA Awards final ballot ends Monday, Oct.
28
(5:00 PM/CT). All balloting is officiated by the international
accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP.

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 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.

For more information
about CMA Broadcast Award entries please contact
Brandi Simms, CMA Director
of Membership and Balloting, at
BSimms@CMAworld.com.

Chevrolet™ is the Official Ride of
Country Music. Pepsi is the Official Soft Drink of the CMA Awards. American Airlines
is the Official Airline of the CMA Awards.

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