Monday, August 12, 2013
– Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be returning to host the Annual CMA Awards for the sixth consecutive time in November.
The 47th Annual CMA Awards airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 8 a.m. eastern on ABC.
The hosts used "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" television special to make the announcement. "Carrie and Brad are the consummate hosts," said Ed Hardy, President of the CMA Board of Directors. "They have the respect of our industry, artistic credibility, critical acclaim, and a quick-witted, genuine rapport that makes them popular with our audience and the viewers at home. We are delighted to have them back as hosts for the sixth year."
The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than 7,000 industry professional members of CMA, which was the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958.
Winners will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting members of CMA. The eligibility period for the 2013 CMA Awards is July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.
The second ballot will be emailed to CMA members Tuesday, Aug. 20. Voting for the second ballot closes at Friday, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. eastern. The final nominees in each of the 12 categories will be announced in September.
Winners will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible CMA members. The third and final ballot will be emailed on Thursday, Oct. 10. Voting for the CMA Awards final ballot ends Monday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. eastern.