Just In—Dates Set For CMA Noms, ASCAP Awards
Final nominees for the CMA Awards will be revealed Tues., Sept. 6. Details have not been announced.
• The Second Ballot for the CMA Awards is open now through Aug. 23, 5:00 PM/CT
• Final ballot runs Oct. 14— Nov. 1, 5:00 PM/CT
• The 45th Annual CMA Awards will be presented Nov. 9.
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ASCAP’s 49th Annual Country Music Awards are set for Sun., Nov. 6, at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland.
After being held in September for the last several years, this date change moves the invitation-only event back to Awards Week. The Sunday night celebration will be the first of several ceremonies leading up to the Nov. 9 CMA Awards.
Highlighted by performances, the event will honor ASCAP’s most performed country songs from April 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011, as well as Songwriter of the Year, Songwriter/Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Publisher of the Year.
“We are thrilled to be honoring the songwriters, publishers and artists behind the biggest hits in country music at one of Nashville’s treasured venues, as the much-loved resort gets back on its feet,” said Tim DuBois, Vice President and Managing Executive, ASCAP Nashville.
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Previously announced Awards Week events:
Mon., Nov. 7 — SESAC Nashville Music Awards (invitation only)
Tues., Nov. 8 —BMI Country Awards (invitation only)
Wed., Nov. 9 —CMA Awards air live (8:00-11:00 PM/EST) on ABC from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville