Country Music Association Awards

Country Music Awards Show

The Country Music Association Awards, also known as the CMA Awards or CMAs (not to be confused with the ACM Awards), are presented to country music artists and broadcasters according to voting by CMA members. The first CMA awards were presented at an untelevised ceremony in Nashville's Municipal Auditorium in 1967. Since 1968, the awards have been televised live, usually in October or November. Starting in 1968 they were held at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. In 2005 they moved to Madison Square Garden in New York City. Since 2006, they have been held at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

Annual awards are given in the following 12 categories: Entertainer, Male Vocalist, Female Vocalist, New Artist, Vocal Group, Vocal Duo, Single, Album, Song, Musical Event, Music Video and Musician.

When: October or November

Where: Nashville, TN