It’s that time of year again, country music fans! The Country Music Association has just announced that superstars Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum will announced the CMA Awards nominees live on ABC on Wednesday, September 5th. The two acts will announce the final nominations for the “46th Annual Country Music Association Awards” live on Good Morning America.
The awards themselves will once again be co-hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley live from the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville, Tennessee on November 1st. Jason and Lady A’s announcement is of the to-air nominees going into the award show.
Jason and Lady A’s segment will air in the 8:30 am EST hour of the morning show. They’ll announce five nominees in that first appearance live in the ABC studios, and then the rest at 9:15 am EST at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square in New York City. This is the first time since 2005 that all CMA Awards nominations will be announced in New York City.
“The CMA Awards are ‘Country Music’s Biggest Night™,’ and it’s something that all of us look forward to all year. From the day the nominations are announced up until the show, there’s a lot of build-up and anticipation for the Awards and also for the performances,” explained Aldean. “I feel honored to be able to help make the nominations announcement on ‘Good Morning America,’ and hopefully I’ll get to read some of my friends’ names that morning.”
Lady Antebellum are equally as excited to be part of Country Music’s Biggest Night:
“I’ll never forget our first CMA nomination and what that felt like,” added Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley. “The CMAs have been really good to us the last few years, and it’s still unbelievable to me when I see our name on a list of nominees. That night is always such a blast because it’s your chance to catch up with everyone and celebrate Country Music and all the hard work put in throughout the year.”
Lee Brice will be in Nashville to announce the finalists for the broadcast CMA awards. The final ballot for CMA members starts October 4th to determine the winners of the night. Who do you hope gets nominated and who do you think will win?