CMA Awards Nominees Miranda Lambert And Keith Urban Wake Up The Country Live On “Good Morning America” Wednesday, Nov. 5
COUNTDOWN TO THE CMA AWARDS BEGINS! KEITH URBAN PERFORMING LIVE! CMA AWARDS NOMINEES MIRANDA LAMBERT AND URBAN WAKE UP THE COUNTRY ON “GOOD MORNING AMERICA” WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5 LIVE FROM NASHVILLE ON ABC
Tim Tebow and Ginger Zee to Report Live From Nashville for “GMA”
Winners in Two CMA Awards Categories to be Announced Live During the Broadcast
NASHVILLE – Wake up and then celebrate into the night with two of the top nominated artists for the 2014 CMA Awards when Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban appear on ABC News’ “Good Morning America” Wednesday, Nov. 5 (7:00-9:00 AM/ET). Urban will perform live for the “Good Morning America” audience and then fans can tune in that same night for Lambert and Urban’s performances on “The 48th Annual CMA Awards,” (8:00-11:00 PM/ET), live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on the ABC Television Network.
Urban is performing live and Lambert is stopping by the Nashville “Good Morning America” stage joining chief meteorologist Ginger Zee and “GMA” contributor Tim Tebow, who will be reporting live from Nashville. In addition to hosting duties on the CMA Awards Red Carpet, Tebow, an ESPN and SEC Network Analyst, will be presenting an Award during Country Music’s Biggest Night™.
“What a great way to kick start the biggest night of the year for Country Music, by having two of our top nominees jump-start the day on ‘Good Morning America,’” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer.
Urban collected four nominations in 2014 including Entertainer of the Year, which he won in 2005; Male Vocalist, which he has won three times (2004-2006); Album for Fuse, which was produced by Benny Blanco, Nathan Chapman, Ross Copperman, Zach Crowell, Mike Elizondo, Dann Huff, Jay Joyce, Stargate, Butch Walker, and Urban (Urban only receives one nomination for the category, but can receive a second trophy as producer); and Musical Event with Lambert for “We Were Us.”
The 2014 CMA Awards top nominee, Lambert’s nominations include Entertainer (she received her first nomination in this category in 2010); Female Vocalist; Album for Platinum, which was produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, and Glenn Worf; two nominations for Musical Event for “Somethin’ Bad” with Carrie Underwood and “We Were Us” with Urban; and two nominations for Music Video of the Year for “Automatic” and “Somethin’ Bad” with Underwood, which were both directed by Trey Fanjoy. In addition, “Automatic” picked up nominations for Single (produced by Liddell, Ainlay, and Worf) and Song of the Year for songwriters Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby, and Lambert. This brings Lambert’s career CMA Awards nominations to 34. Reba holds the record for female artist nominations with 49, followed by Dolly Parton (44), and Loretta Lynn (39), which places Lambert fourth on the list.
In addition, winners in two CMA Awards categories – CMA Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year – will be announced 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, site of “The 48th Annual CMA Awards.” The event is part of the countdown to the CMA Awards and is free and open to the public on the corner of Broadway and Fifth Avenue.
Brad Paisley and Underwood return for the seventh time to host the CMA Awards live from Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“The 48th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and David Wild is the writer. 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.
For more information, visit CMAawards.com.
About “Good Morning America”: Emmy-award winning “Good Morning America” is a two-hour, live program anchored by Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos, and Lara Spencer. Amy Robach is the news anchor and Ginger Zee is the weather anchor. The morning news program airs Monday-Friday (7:00-9:00 AM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.