Multiple CMA Award winners Dierks Bentley and Keith Urban will appear live from the Grand Ole Opry House along with newcomer Cam to host a celebration five decades in the making when the final nominees for “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” are announced live on “Good Morning America” Wednesday, Aug. 31.
The location of this year’s announcement adds to the already auspicious occasion as the Grand Ole Opry House served as home to the CMA Awards from 1974 until 2004, making it the longest running backdrop of the Awards and home to some of its most iconic moments. Bentley and Urban, with a combined 50 nominations and 12 wins across 8 CMA Awards categories, will be live with Cam from the Opry House stage adding another special moment to that history.
“Having these three artists participate together in our 50th Anniversary celebration on ‘Good Morning America’ makes this kick off to an especially historic Awards season a true celebration of our genre,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “To have Dierks, Cam, and Keith standing on the Opry stage, where so much of the history of the Awards took place, just adds to the excitement of this year’s announcements.”
Nominees in select categories will be announced on “Good Morning America” on the ABC Television Network. The announcements will air in the 8:30 AM/ET half-hour segment of the top-rated morning news program on Wednesday.
Following the announcements on “Good Morning America,” the remaining categories will be revealed live on GoodMorningAmerica.com on Yahoo as well as via Good Morning America’s Facebook page through Facebook Live. The Yahoo-ABC News Network is the No. 1 Source for General News online.
CMA will then release the full slate of CMA Awards nominees, while singer/songwriter Cam will be notifying the finalists for CMA’s Broadcast Station and Personality of the Year with personalized video messages. The full list of nominees will be available at CMAawards50.com immediately following announcement. The website also features a historical timeline with photos and winners from the past 50 years of the CMA Awards.