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Owen, The Band Perry to announce CMA nominees

Thursday, August 25, 2011 – The Band Perry and Jake Owen will announce the final nominees for The 45th Annual CMA Awards" are announced from New York and Nashville on Sept. 6.

The Band Perry and Owen will unveil the final list of nominees in five CMA Awards categories live from the "Good Morning America" studios in Times Square on the ABC during the 8:30 a.m. Eastern half-hour segment of the morning news program. During the broadcast, Owen will also perform his current Top Five single Barefoot Blue Jean Night.

Later that morning, Jerrod Niemann and Thompson Square will announce the finalists in seven CMA Awards categories from Nashville at a press conference at the Ryman Auditorium.

Also in Nashville, the JaneDear girls will announce the finalists for the 2011 CMA Broadcast Award Personality and Radio Station of the Year in four categories (small, medium, large, and major markets), as well as the finalists for the CMA National Broadcast Personality.

"CMT Insider Special Edition: 2011 CMA Awards Nominations," featuring coverage of all the nominations and artist interviews.

"Having Country Music's most eagerly-anticipated announcements revealed on both 'Good Morning America' and on the Ryman stage, where the CMA Awards were first held, is a great way to start the morning," said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer.

The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the 6,400 industry professional members of CMA

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