55th Annual CMA Awards returns Nov 10th

Tickets to Country Music’s Biggest Night available Nov 1st

The Country Music Association has announced that The 55th Annual CMA Awards will return to Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, November 10th. The show will air live on the East Coast at 8 pm and be taped delayed for West Coast viewers.

A limited number of tickets for Country Music’s Biggest Night will go on sale via Ticketmaster to the general public on Monday, November 1st at 10 am CT. Ticketed audience members will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will wear appropriate face coverings.

“We are so excited to return to Bridgestone Arena for this year’s CMA Awards ceremony,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “We have a truly fantastic show in the works that we will share more about in the coming weeks. As we plan our return, it goes without saying that the health and safety of our guests and crew is our top priority. Due to TV production protocols and venue and local rules, we will require all ticketed audience members to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and wear masks unless actively eating or drinking. Both the house and backstage will comply with all applicable local health and safety regulations, as well as requirements from the television unions. We look forward to bringing our fans a night to remember!”

Host, performers and presenters will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Eric Church and Chris Stapleton lead the nominees with five each. Other top nominees include Gabby Barrett along with mix engineer Jason Hall and producer Jay Joyce each with four nominations, while Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris and Chris Young secure three nominations each. Combs, Lambert and Carrie Underwood all return alongside Church and Stapleton with nominations in the Entertainer of the Year category, the night’s highest honor.

Winners will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting CMA members. The third and final ballot is open now for CMA members, with voting for the CMA Awards final ballot closing Wednesday, October 27th at 6 pm CT.

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