Florida Georgia Line, Sheryl Crow to Announce 2013 CMA Awards Nominees
Every September, country music fans anxiously await the announcement of the year's CMA Awards nominees. In 2013, Florida Georgia Line and Sheryl Crow are the lucky artists who get to announce those nominees.
On Sept. 10, FGL and Crow will reveal the final 2013 CMA Award nominees in five categories live from the 'Good Morning America' studios in Times Square. The announcement will take place during a 30-minute block of the show starting at 8:30AM ET.
Following the initial announcement, FGL and Crow will head over to Best Buy Theatre at 9:45AM ET -- also in Times Square -- to announce the finalists in the seven remaining categories.
“We are super excited and honored to announce the nominees for this year’s CMA Awards on ‘Good Morning America’,” Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line shares. “Last year we attended the Awards for the first time and now to be able to make this announcement with Sheryl Crow is beyond anything we could have ever imagined!"
Crow is no stranger to country music's biggest night. She is a three-time CMA nominee for Musical Event of the Year, thanks to nods for 'Picture' with Kid Rock in 2003, 'Building Bridges' with Brooks & Dunn and Vince Gill in 2006 and 'Coal Miner's Daughter' with Loretta Lynn and Miranda Lambert in 2011.
“I have been honored to have three CMA Award nominations in my career and I can tell you firsthand, the day the nominations come out is something every country artist looks forward to," Crow admits. "I cannot wait to read the CMA Awards nominations on ‘Good Morning America’ on Sept. 10, the same day my very first country record is released!"
CMA nominees and winners are determined by the votes of 7,000 industry professional members of the Country Music Association. Over the next few months, members will be casting their ballots to determine which nominees take home awards at the main event.
The 2013 CMA Awards will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Nov. 6 on ABC.