A slew of hot Hollywood talent and stars from the world of sports will present trophies at Wednesday’s (11/9) CMA Awards. On the docket is Nashville-bred celeb Reese Witherspoon, Eric Stonestreet (star of ABC’s Modern Family), Emily VanCamp (star of ABC’s Revenge), ESPN sportscaster and Good Morning America correspondent Erin Andrews, Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas (of ABC’s Once Upon a Time), 2011 World Series MVP and St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese, actor Kellan Lutz (star of the Twilight movies), and Muppet icon Miss Piggy.
As excitement builds for the CMA Awards, the Country Music Association has surpassed one million digital fans, followers and subscribers. The total includes audiences on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube as well as mobile subscribers and “CMA Exclusive” e-mail subscribers.
Ben Bennett, Senior Manager of Digital Strategy for CMA, spearheads the organization’s web initiatives.
Fans will enjoy artist arrivals on the Macy’s Walk of Stars streaming live on CMAawards.com. The special will also include footage from the CMA Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony and the backstage press room.
The site has a FanChatter feature that allows fans to interact with artists and each other using Facebook or Twitter. Several new videos have been uploaded to CMAawards.com featuring behind-the-scenes access, artist interviews, rehearsal footage, hilarious outtakes from Paisley’s and Underwood’s promotional shoots, and the unofficial CMA Awards host auditions featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donnie and Marie Osmond, Miss Piggy, and more. Fans can build their CMA Awards nominee dream team with MyPicks game, and there is a CMA iPhone/Android app.
The 45th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 9 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.