CMA Awards to air live on ABC November 9th

The Country Music Association in partnership with ABC have announced that the 45th annual CMA Awards will air live on November 9th, 2011 from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee at 8 pm EST. While no presenters or performers have yet to be announced, it’s expected that Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will once again co-host the event.

“The CMA Awards recognizes the best in the format – that’s what makes this ‘Country Music’s Biggest Night’,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “The CMA Awards is one of the most highly anticipated events for our industry each year. It’s a night to honor our finest performers, songwriters, record producers, musicians, and music video directors.”

The 2010 CMA Awards was the No. 1 entertainment show for the week among the key advertising Adults 18-49 sales demographic. The special beat its nearest competition by 5.7 million viewers and by 74 percent in Adults 18-49, according to Nielsen.

The eligibility period for the 2011 CMA Awards is July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. All voting for “The 45th Annual CMA Awards” will be conducted online. The first ballot and instructions will be e-mailed June 27 to CMA members in good standing who are eligible to vote. Voting for the first ballot closes at 5:00 PM/CT, July 13.

All voting for this year’s CMA Awards will be conducted online. Newlyweds Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton dominated the CMA awards last November. Who are your predictions for nominees this time around?

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