Darius Rucker To Announce CMA Awards Finalists Sept. 3

Darius Rucker. Photo: Jim Wright

Darius Rucker. Photo: Jim Wright

Darius Rucker will announce the final nominees for The 48th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, Sept. 3 on Good Morning America, live from New York City. The announcement of finalists in five CMA awards categories will air in the 8:30 a.m./ET half-hour segment of the morning news program. Rucker will also perform “Homegrown Honey,” the debut single from his upcoming album, slated to release in early 2015.

Following the announcement, at 10 a.m./ET, Rucker will be at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square to announce the finalists in the remaining seven categories, along with the announcement of the CMA Broadcast Awards for Personality and Radio Station of the Year in four categories (small, medium, large and major market), as well as finalists for CMA National Broadcast Personality of the Year.

“I know what it feels like to be nominated for a CMA Award, and I was happy to accept the invitation to announce the final nominees and have this opportunity to deliver good news to my friends in the industry,” said Rucker. “Set the alarm guys, this is worth waking up for.”

The 48th Annual CMA Awards will be co-hosted for the seventh time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. The awards ceremony will air live Wednesday, Nov. 5 on ABC Television Network.

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