[Updated on Nov. 2, 2021: Ticketed audience members at the CMA Awards will now have the choice to either show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination OR show a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test administered within 72 hours prior to the event (i) by a healthcare professional, or (ii) with a sample collected at home that is sent to a medical laboratory for processing with a link to the results that guests can print from a medical/lab based platform.]
The Country Music Association has announced that The 55th Annual CMA Awards will return to Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 10.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, last year’s CMA Awards were held at Nashville’s Music City Center with only nominees and essential personnel in attendance. This year the CMA will have a limited number of tickets available for purchase and audience members will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear appropriate face coverings.
“We are so excited to return to Bridgestone Arena for this year’s CMA Awards ceremony,” says CMA Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Trahern. “We have a truly fantastic show in the works that we will share more about in the coming weeks. As we plan our return, it goes without saying that the health and safety of our guests and crew is our top priority. Due to TV production protocols and venue and local rules, we will require all ticketed audience members to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and wear masks unless actively eating or drinking. Both the house and backstage will comply with all applicable local health and safety regulations, as well as requirements from the television unions. We look forward to bringing our fans a night to remember!”
The host, performers and presenters for show will be revealed in the coming weeks. Winners of The 55th Annual CMA Awards will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting CMA members. The third and final ballot is open now for CMA members, with voting for the CMA Awards final ballot closing Wednesday, Oct. 27 (6:00 p.m. CT). See the full list of nominees here.
Tickets for The 55th Annual CMA Awards will go on sale via Ticketmaster to the general public on Monday, Nov. 1 at 10:00 a.m. CT.
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