CMA Awards Will Take Place Nov. 9

The 45th annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 9 on ABC. The final nominees in the 12 categories will be revealed in early September. The first ballot will be sent to members on June 27, with the second ballot following on Aug. 9. The third and final ballot will be sent on Oct. 14. The eligibility period for the 2011 CMA Awards is July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. All voting will be conducted online. The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the 6,000 industry professional members of the Country Music Association.