On Wednesday, Sept. 1, Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert announced the final nominees in five CMA Awards categories live from the “Good Morning America” studios in the heart of New York City’s Times Square on the ABC Television Network. The nominees were available on the Good Morning America website after they were announced in the 7:30am ET hour.
Yesterday (8/31), the finalists in seven categories were announced in Nashville from the stage of the Ryman Auditorium by Justin Moore, Chris Young and Steel Magnolia.
“The 44th Annual CMA Awards,” known as “Country Music’s Biggest Night(TM),” will be broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00-11:00 PM ET) on ABC. The show 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.
ABC News’ “Good Morning America” is anchored by Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Sam Champion, and Juju Chang. The Emmy Award-winning morning news broadcast airs live Monday through Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 AM/ET on the ABC Television Network. Jim Murphy is the senior executive producer and Tom Cibrowski is the executive producer of ABC News’ “Good Morning America.
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Zac Brown Band
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to Artist and Producer)
Need You Now
Producers: Paul Worley and Lady Antebellum
Producers: Mark Bright and Max Martin
Producers: Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke
Producers: Tony Brown and George Strait
Up on the Ridge
Producer: Jon Randall Stewart
MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to each Artist)
“Bad Angel” — Dierks Bentley featuring Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson
“Can’t You See” — Zac Brown Band featuring Kid Rock
“Hillbilly Bone” — Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
“I’m Alive” — Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews
“Till the End” — Alan Jackson with Lee Ann Womack