For the first time since 2005, the final nominees for the "46th Annual CMA Awards" will be announced in New York City.
Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum will announce the nominees live from the "Good Morning America" studios on ABC on September 5. The 30 minute segment will begin at 8:30 a.m./ ET. Afterwards, at 9:15 a.m./ET, Aldean and Lady Antebellum will announce the finalists in the remaining seven categories from the Hard Rock Café in Times Square.
"The CMA Awards are 'Country Music's Biggest Night™,' and it's something that all of us look forward to all year. From the day the nominations are announced up until the show, there's a lot of build-up and anticipation for the Awards and also for the performance," Aldean said. "I feel honored to be able to help make the nominations announcement on 'Good Morning America,' and hopefully I'll get to read some of my friends' names that morning."
"I'll never forget our first CMA nomination and what it felt like," added Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley. "The CMA's have been really good to us the last few years, and it's still unbelievable to me when I see our name on a list of nominees. That night is always such a blast because it's your chance to catch up with everyone and celebrate country music and all the hard work put in throughout the year."
"The 46th Annual CMA Awards," hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, air live Thursday, Nov.1
Source: Country Music Is Love
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