Robin Roberts to Report Live From Nashville for “GMA” and will be a Presenter During “The 47th Annual CMA Awards”
Winners in Two CMA Awards Categories to Be Announced Live on GMA
NASHVILLE – Wake up and then celebrate into the night with three-time CMA Awards nominee Luke Bryan when he performs on ABC News’ “Good Morning America” Wednesday, Nov. 6 (7:00-9:00 AM/ET), and then opens “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” (8:00-11:00 PM/ET), live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on the ABC Television Network.
The announcement was made on “Good Morning America” this morning. Additionally, “GMA” co-anchor Robin Roberts will report live from the Bridgestone Arena that morning and will present a CMA Award that night on the broadcast.
“We are going to kick-start the CMA Awards early in Nashville on Nov. 6 and I hope everyone comes to join us,” said Bryan. “We will be partying as the sun comes up! Can’t wait.”
“With Luke performing on ‘Good Morning America’ you can leave the caffeine in the coffee pot,” said Ed Hardy, President of the CMA Board of Directors. “What a great way to jump start the CMA Awards – morning and night!”
Bryan is nominated in three categories this year, including his first nomination for Entertainer of the Year. He is also nominated for Male Vocalist and Musical Event of the Year for “The Only Way I Know” with Jason Aldean and Eric Church. Bryan has seven career CMA nominations. He was first nominated in 2010 for New Artist of the Year and has been a presence at the CMA Awards every year since.
In addition to Bryan’s performance, winners in two CMA Awards categories will be announced live on “Good Morning America” and officiated by representatives from the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP.
The “Good Morning America” performance and announcement will take place on the plaza of the Bridgestone Arena (corner of Broadway and Fifth Avenue), site of “The 47th Annual CMA Awards.” The event is part of the Countdown to the CMA Awards and is free and open to the public.
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return for the sixth time to host the CMA Awards live from Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Previously announced performers for “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” are Aldean, Church, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves, Paisley, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Underwood, and Keith Urban. Alan Jackson and George Strait will perform together in a tribute to the legendary George Jones.
CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than 7,000 professional members of CMA, which was the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958. The final round of voting for the 2013 CMA Awards ends Monday, Oct. 28 (4:00 PM/ET). For information, visit CMAawards.com. Or follow the conversation on Twitter with #CMAawards.
“The 47th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer and Paul Miller is the Director. The CMA Awards will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.
About “Good Morning America”: “Good Morning America” is a two-hour, live program anchored by Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos. Josh Elliott is the news anchor, Lara Spencer is lifestyle anchor, and Sam Champion is the weather anchor. The morning news program airs Monday-Friday (7:00-9:00 AM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
About the CMA Awards: The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC will be the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” and “CMA Country Christmas,” through 2021. Chevrolet™ is the Official Ride of Country Music. American Airlines is the Official Airline of the CMA Awards.