Winners in two CMA Awards categories will for the first time be announced on live television from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Plaza Thursday (Nov. 1) during ABC’s Good Morning America.
The winners for the Musical Event and Music Video of the Year will be named during the popular morning program, which will also include performances by Reba McEntire and an appearance by Awards co-host Brad Paisley. Fans in Nashville can attend the broadcast at the corner of Broadway and Fifth Ave.
“These two categories are normally presented during pre-televised activities and acknowledged during the Awards broadcast, which we will still do,” says Steve Moore, CMA CEO. “But being able to share the announcement of the winners live with the broader GMA viewership and the live audience in Nashville adds a whole new level of excitement for our fans and the recipients.”
Trophies will be presented to the winners prior to the start of the CMA Awards, and the ceremony will be hosted by Vocal Duo and New Artist nominee Love and Theft. The 46th Annual CMA Awards, co-hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, airs live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on ABC Nov. 1 at 7 pm/CT. Check here for a list of performers and presenters.