CMA Awards Will Air Nov. 12 on ABC

The CMA Awards will be held at the Sommet Center in downtown Nashville on Nov. 12 during a live broadcast on ABC. It was the third-highest rated awards show last year, behind the Academy Awards and the Grammys. This year’s show will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. In addition, the Horizon Award — which has been given out since 1981 — has been renamed the best new artist award.