As excitement builds for The 45th Annual CMA Awards, the Country Music Association and the ABC Television Network are scheduled to air an exclusive sneak peek into Country Music’s Biggest Night. The special televised show, CMA Close Up Presents Road to the CMA Awards, is a half-hour exclusive packed with artist interviews and highlights from past CMA Awards. The special will air on local ABC affiliates between today (10/28) and Wednesday, Nov. 9.
CMA Close Up Presents Road to the CMA Awards discusses artists’ favorite memories from past CMA Awards, as well as what it’s like to be nominated and perform for the first time. Featured artists include Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Kristin Chenoweth, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Scotty McCreery, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Shania Twain, and Chris Young,
This special will air in more than 90 percent of ABC markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, Miami and Nashville. Check your local listings for times.
“This special was an incredible success last year,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore. “This is a great opportunity to ramp up the excitement for the upcoming CMA Awards and increase awareness in each of these markets.”
Macy’s is also preparing for the CMA Awards with Macy’s Walk of Stars, which officially kicks-off Country Music’s Biggest Night. This year the Macy’s Walk of Stars will be positioned on Demonbreun Street between 4th and 5th Avenues. Artists and celebrities will be able to walk down the red carpet lit by the iconic Macy’s “star” beginning at 4:00 PM/CT on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Macy’s offers fans an opportunity to be part of the excitement with an exclusive fan bleacher section in the paparazzi photo area, where the stars stop for their fashion photos.
Macy’s is additionally promoting the partnership in Nashville with a special shopping event at the Green Hills location on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 2:00 PM/CT. Shoppers can get glammed up with complimentary hairstyling with feather hair extensions by Macy’s Premier Salon. Participants can then show off their best red carpet poses and participate in a karaoke contest for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Awards. All participants will take home a copy of their recording.
The 45th Annual CMA Awards will air live on ABC Wednesday, Nov. 9 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return as hosts for their fourth consecutive year.