Steve Wariner Announces the Finalists for the CMA Broadcast
Awards During CMA Membership Breakfast and Viewing Party in Nashville
All Announcements Will Stream Live Via
Hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, “The 47thAnnual CMA Awards”
Airs Live 

Wednesday, Nov. 6 on the ABC Television

NASHVILLE – If the CMA Awards are “Country Music’s
Biggest Night™,” then the announcement of the final nominees is certainly
Country Music’s Biggest Morning with
Sheryl Crow and Florida Georgia
announcing the finalists for “The 47th Annual CMA Awards”
from the world’s biggest stage – New York City – on
Tuesday, Sept.

“I have
been honored to have three CMA Award nominations in my career and I can tell you
firsthand, the day the nominations come out is something every Country artist
looks forward to,” said Crow. “I cannot wait to read the CMA Awards nominations
on ‘Good Morning America’ on Sept. 10, the same day my very first Country
record is released!”

“We are super excited and honored to announce the
nominees for this year’s CMA Awards on ‘Good Morning America’,” said
Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia
Line. “Last year we attended the Awards for the first time and now to be
able to make this announcement with Sheryl Crow is beyond anything we could have ever imagined!”

Crow and
Florida Georgia Line will announce the final nominees in five CMA Awards categories
live from the “Good Morning America” studios in the heart of Times Square
on the ABC Television Network. The announcement will air in the
8:30 AM/ET half-hour segment
of the morning news program.

Following the announcement, at 9:45 AM/ET, Crow and Florida Georgia Line will be at the Best
Buy Theater in Times Square to announce the finalists in the remaining seven categories.

A three-time
CMA Awards nominee, Crow is no stranger to Country Music’s Biggest Night. She
has earned nominations for Musical Event of the Year with Kid Rock for “Picture”
(2003), “Building Bridges” with Brooks & Dunn and Vince Gill (2006), and
“Coal Miner’s Daughter” with Loretta Lynn and Miranda Lambert (2011).

A nine-time
Grammy winner with more than 35 million records sold to date, Crow has added her
first Top 20 Country single, “Easy,” which is off her highly anticipated and
critically acclaimed Country debut album
, Feels Like Home, available everywhere
Sept. 10 on Warner Bros. Records. Crow has a combined 40 Top 10s on the
Billboard Hot 100, Adult
Top 40, Adult Contemporary, Mainstream Top 40, Triple A (with the most No. 1 singles
among women in the chart’s 17-year history), and Hot Country charts.

The sizzling
duo Florida Georgia Line has skyrocketed since releasing back-to-back, multi-week
No. 1 hits in the U.S. and Canada with the Platinum-certified “Get Your Shine
On” and five times Platinum “Cruise,” which, combined with a remix featuring
Nelly, has sold more than 5.5 million downloads. Comprised of 
Tyler Hubbard (Monroe,
Georgia) and Kelley (Ormond Beach, Florida), the duo has broken the
record for longest No. 1 on 
Billboard’s Hot Country Songs
chart with “Cruise,”
the third-best-selling Country digital song ever, according
to SoundScan. FGL is also the first duo in 21 years to top the
Billboard Country airplay
charts with their first two singles. Featured on their Platinum, chart-topping Republic
Nashville debut, 
Here’s to the Good Times, is their current
Top 10-and-climbing single “Round Here.”

Florida Georgia Line has
scored opening slots for Taylor Swift’s “The Red Tour” and Luke Bryan’s
“Dirt Road Diaries Tour.” This fall the breakout duo will celebrate
with their fans nationwide on their first headline run, “Here’s to the Good
Times Tour 2013.” Dates and additional information are available at

“We are
pleased to have these dynamic artists bring these important and highly anticipated
announcements to the media capital of the world, and still be able to share the
excitement live with our constituents back in Nashville,” said CMA President
of the Board of Directors
Ed Hardy.

In Nashville, members of
CMA and the media will be invited to a breakfast at CMA to learn the nominees
with the rest of the country via live stream at

CMA Award winner
Steve Wariner will be on hand in Nashville to announce
the finalists for the 2013 CMA Broadcast Awards for Personality and Radio Station
of the Year in four categories (small, medium, large, and major markets), as well
as the finalists for the CMA National Broadcast Personality of the Year at
7:30 AM/CT. CMA’s radio
partner, Premiere Networks, will make audio of the announcements available for Country Radio.

“I am excited
to announce the final nominees for this year’s CMA Broadcast Awards,” said Wariner.
“These are the men and women who are on the front lines presenting our music
to the fans, and it’s very fitting that they be honored. As a CMA Award winner,
I know how exciting it is to be nominated and I wish everyone good luck.”

will release
It Ain’t All Bad, his first non-instrumental album in
more than eight years, on Sept. 10. The acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitar virtuoso
has received four CMA Awards and four Grammy awards, among other honors, and has
been a member of the Grand OIe Opry since 1996. He has achieved 14 No. 1 hits
including “Holes in the Floor of Heaven,” “The Weekend,” “I Got Dreams,”
“Lynda,” “Tips of My Fingers,” “Life’s Highway,” “Some Fools Never
Learn,” “The Domino Theory,” and more. He is also well known for songs such
as “I’m Already Taken,” “Two Teardrops,” “Leave Him Out of This,”
“Kansas City Lights,” and more. In addition to writing many of his own songs,
Wariner has written hits for other artists including “Longneck Bottle” (Garth
Brooks), “Where the Blacktop Ends” (Keith Urban), and “Nothin’ But the
Taillights” (Clint Black). For more information, visit

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).

Winners of “The
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).

information for the CMA Awards will be announced Sept. 10 with information available
at Or follow the conversation on Twitter at #CMAawards.

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.

“Good Morning America”
: “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.

the CMA Awards
: 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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