November 11 2009
With a history spanning more than 40 years, the CMA Awards provides a spectacular venue for the music industry to celebrate excellence and bestow its highest honor.
Recognized worldwide as "Country Music's Biggest Night™," the CMA Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement for Country Music artists, musicians, producers, publishers, songwriters, video directors and industry executives who work in America's most popular music genre.
The annual gala features a wide variety of exceptional talent and is sure to provide outstanding entertainment and excitement throughout the three-hour live broadcast.
CMA award winners are chosen in voting by industry professional members of the Country Music Association. Thus, award winners are honored by their peers in the music industry. The staff of CMA does not participate in the voting process.
The awards criteria, rules of election and balloting procedures are established by CMA's Board of Directors. Singles, albums, music videos, and qualifying products for the musical event must have been first released during the eligibility period.
To see a list of nominees, visit www.cmaawards.com
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