The Band Perry and Jake Owen to Announce CMA Award NominationsAugust 25, 2011
via CMA press release:
“NASHVILLE – “Country Music’s Biggest Morning” will be Tuesday, Sept. 6, when the final nominees for “The 45th Annual CMA Awards” are announced from two cities.
The Band Perry and Jake Owen will announce the final nominees in five CMA Awards categories live from the “Good Morning America” studios in the heart of New York City’s Times Square on the ABC Television Network. The announcement will air in the 8:30 AM/ET half-hour segment of the morning news program. During the broadcast, Owen will also perform his current Top Five single “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.”
“Having Country Music’s most eagerly-anticipated announcements revealed on both ‘Good Morning America’ and on the Ryman stage, where the CMA Awards were first held, is a great way to start the morning,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “We appreciate the support of our partners including ABC, Gaylord Entertainment, CMT, and Premiere Radio Network in presenting the CMA nominations to the public, and we look forward to ‘Country Music’s Biggest Night’ on Nov. 9.”
The Band Perry’s self-titled debut album was certified Gold by the RIAA just four months after it was released. The album contains the double-Platinum, Grammy-nominated, No 1 hit single, “If I Die Young”; the Gold-certified cheatin’ anthem, “You Lie,” which reached the No. 2 spot on Country charts; and the band’s latest ballad, “All Your Life.” The sibling trio toured with Tim McGraw throughout the summer and recently announced their own headlining tour, which includes support dates for Keith Urban and Reba.”