Dates Set For 2015 CMA Awards, Nominations Announcement

Logo for the 49th Annual CMA Awards“Country Music’s Biggest Night™” will air live Wednesday, Nov. 4 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

The final nominees in each of the 12 categories will be announced on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Steven Tyler, whose debut country single was recently released to radio, will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America to reveal multiple categories of the final nominees live on that morning’s broadcast.

Balloting for “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” began today (July 6).

The first ballot and instructions were emailed today to CMA members in good standing who are eligible to vote. Voting for the first ballot closes Thursday, July 16 (6:00 PM/CT).

The second ballot will be emailed to CMA members Tuesday, Aug. 11. Voting for the second ballot closes Thursday, Aug. 20 (6:00 PM/CT).

The third and final ballot will be emailed to CMA members Thursday, Oct. 8. Voting for the CMA Awards final ballot ends Tuesday, Oct. 27 (6:00 PM/CT).

The 2015 CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than 7,400 professional members of CMA, which was the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958.

The eligibility period for the 2015 CMA Awards is July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

All balloting is officiated by the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP.

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