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MEDIA RELEASE 8 October 2014

Country Music Channel (CMC) is excited to announce that Country Music’s Biggest Night™, “THE 48th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS,” will broadcast LIVE in Australia on Thursday 6 November at 12noon, only on CMC.

Direct from The Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host the highly anticipated event on the Country Music calendar, where the biggest names in Country Music will gather to honour the best performers, songwriters, record producers and music video directors of the past year.

“THE 48th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” will feature a star-studded lineup of artists including three of the hottest groups in Country Music: Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, and The Band Perry. Also performing at this year’s CMA Awards are Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban.

Miranda Lambert tops the list of final nominees for “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” with nine nominations, matching the record she set in 2010, the most for any female artist in the history of the CMA Awards.

Vying for the coveted ‘Entertainer of the Year Award’ will be Australia’s own Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, and Blake Shelton.

Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, said: “CMA truly appreciates our partnership with CMC and the outstanding job they do of promoting Country Music year-round in addition to sharing the excitement of Country Music’s Biggest Night™ with their audience in Australia.”

Tune in to “The 48th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” on Thursday 6 November from 12noon to find out who the winners are. Don’t miss Country Music’s Biggest Night™ LIVE and exclusive to CMC.

Encore Screenings: Thursday 6 November at 7.00pm, Friday 7 November at 9am & 8.30pm, Saturday 8 November at 11.00am.