Tuesday, August 31, 2010

TICKETS FOR "THE 44TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS" WILL GO ON SALE SEPT. 18
NASHVILLE - CMA announced today that tickets will go on sale for "The 44th Annual CMA Awards" on Saturday, Sept. 18 (10:00 AM/CT), and can be purchased by logging on to www.ticketmaster.com;  calling (800) 745-3000; or in person at the Bridgestone Arena box office, 501 Broadway (corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, in Nashville). Ticket prices begin at $110 for Upper Level. All ticket prices include sales tax but exclude applicable service/handling fees.
"The 44th Annual CMA Awards," hosted for the third consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will be broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00-11:00 PM ET) on the ABC Television Network.
The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the 6,000 plus industry professional members of CMA, which was the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958. The first "CMA Awards Banquet and Show" was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards were broadcast on NBC television for the first time - making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The show aired on NBC through 1971 and on the CBS Television Network from 1972 through 2005 before moving to ABC in 2006.
"The 44th 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 special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.

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