Industry Events

September 19
ASCAP Christian Awards at the Franklin Theater in Franklin, Tennessee

September 23-24
Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival at the Park at Harlinsdale in Franklin

September 26-30
IBMA’s World Of Bluegrass in Raleigh, N.C.

September 28
IBMA Awards Show at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, N.C. at 7:30 p.m.

October 15-17
IEBA at the Omni

October 17

  • 48th annual GMA Dove Awards at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville
  • IEBA’s 2017 Industry Awards at 8 pm

October 18
CMT Artists of the Year honoring Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center

October 22
48th Annual GMA Dove Awards air on TBN

October 23
47th Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala at the Music City Center

October 24
51st Annual CMA Awards final round voting closes at 6:00 p.m. CT

October 29
Grammy first ballot due

November 5
SESAC’s Nashville Music Awards ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (invitation-only)

November 6
55th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards at the Ryman Auditorium (invitation-only)

November 8
CMA Awards air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on ABC

November 14

  • 7th Annual NATD Honors Gala at the Hermitage Hotel
  • CMA Country Christmas tapes from Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House

November 15
Last day to join Recording Academy to receive final ballot

November 16
The Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Cox Convention Center

November 27
CMA Country Christmas aires on ABC at 7 p.m. CT on ABC

November 28
Grammy Awards nominations announced

December 21
Grammy final ballot due

January 12-15
30a Songwriting Festival

January 17-20
Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa in Riviera Maya, Mexico

January 28
60th annual Grammy Awards at New York City’s Madison Square Garden

January 29
Hats Off for High Hopes, feat. Jonathan Cain of Journey & Friends at 7pm, Ryman Auditorium

February 5-7
Country Radio Seminar 2018

May 14-17
Music Biz at the Omni Nashville Hotel

June 7-10

  • CMA Music Festival
  • Bonnaroo