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Ticket prices for the CMA Awards start at $110 for Upper Level seating and tickets for "CMA Country Christmas" are $50 for Club Level and $100 for Lower Level reserved seating. Ticket prices include tax, but exclude applicable service fees.
"The 46th Annual CMA Awards" will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood for the fifth consecutive year and broadcast live on Thursday, Nov. 1 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET; 7:00-10:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network. "CMA Country Christmas" will tape Saturday, Nov. 3, for an ABC Television Network special with an airdate to be announced at a later date.
The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the 11,000 industry professional members of CMA, which was formed in 1958 as the first trade organization to promote an individual genre of music. The first "CMA Awards Banquet and Show" was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on NBC television for the first time – making it the longest-running annual music awards program on network television. The show aired on NBC through 1971 and on the CBS Television Network from 1972 through 2005. In 2006, the Awards moved to ABC which will be the network home of the CMA Awards through 2021.
"CMA Country Christmas," which debuted in 2010, is a celebration of the season featuring Country's top stars performing their favorite holiday songs and sharing their personal holiday traditions and memories.
"The 46th Annual CMA Awards" and "CMA Country Christmas" are productions of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and David Wild is the writer. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound
Chevrolet™ is the Official Ride of Country Music. American Airlines is the Official Airline of the CMA Awards.