CMA Reveals Voting Schedule For 54th Annual CMA Awards

The Country Music Association has revealed the ballot schedules for both the 54th annual CMA Awards, as well as the 2020 CMA Broadcast Awards. The eligibility period for the 54th Annual CMA Awards is July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. All balloting is officiated by the professional services firm Deloitte.

First Ballot: The first voting ballot will be sent out July 2, 2020; the first ballot closes July 13 at 6 p.m. CT.

Second Ballot: The second ballot will be sent to CMA members July 31, and second-round voting will end Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. CT. The final nominees in each of the 12 categories will be announced later this summer.

Final Ballot: The final-round voting will determine the winners for the 54th annual CMA Awards, and will be sent to CMA voting members on Oct. 1; the final-ballot round of voting ends Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. CT.

Applications for the 2020 CMA Broadcast Awards are now open for submissions for categories including Broadcast Personality, Station and National Broadcast Personality of the Year at The deadline for submissions is June 17, 2020 at 5 p.m. CT.

CMA Broadcast Awards are presented for Personality and Station of the Year in four categories that are determined by market size (Major, Large, Medium and Small), as well as CMA National Broadcast Personality of the Year.

All CMA Broadcast Awards entries must reflect performances and events between June 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020. CMA’s panel of judges will be able to view and evaluate each entry online.

CMA Broadcast Awards winners will be notified in early October and recognized at The 54th Annual CMA Awards, which will be held in November in Nashville.

Nominees and winners for the 2020 CMA Broadcast Awards and The 54th Annual CMA Awards are determined by more than 7,200 professional members of CMA, which is the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music, established in 1958.


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