The Country Music Association has announced its ballot schedule for The 56th Annual CMA Awards, which takes place this November in Nashville.
The eligibility period for The 56th Annual CMA Awards is July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. All voting will be conducted online.
The nomination ballot and instructions will be emailed Wednesday, July 6 to eligible CMA members. Voting for the nomination ballot closes Friday, July 15 at 6 p.m. CT. The second ballot will be emailed to CMA members Wednesday, Aug. 3 and will close Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. CT. The final nominees in each of the 12 categories will be announced later this summer.
Winners of The 56th Annual CMA Awards will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting CMA members, which will be emailed to CMA members Monday, Oct. 3. Voting for the CMA Awards final ballot ends Friday, Oct. 28 6 p.m. CT.
To vote for The 56th Annual CMA Awards, prospective CMA members must apply by Wednesday, June 1. The site will continue to accept submissions until Thursday, June 30 at 5 p.m. CT. Winners will be notified in early October and recognized at The 56th Annual CMA Awards ceremony. Click here to learn more.
Eligible CMA members may submit applications for the 2022 CMA Broadcast Awards for Broadcast Personality, Station and National Broadcast Personality of the Year at broadcast.CMAawards.com. 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 Market), as well as two categories for CMA National Broadcast Personality of the Year (Daily and Weekly). As of last year, Digital Service Providers with live stream broadcasts are now eligible to apply for National Broadcast Personality of the Year.
Additionally, CMA’s Industry Honors submission remains open through Sunday, July 3. To nominate an individual, click here.
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