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Red Carpet Radio, Live Simulcast Part of CMA Awards Night November 1

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Country Music Month is here! And the excitement is building as we get ready for “The 46th Annual CMA Awards” Thursday, Nov. 1 8|7c on ABC! The fun begins at 5PM with Red Carpet Radio. Then, for the first time in nearly 20 years, The Country Station 92.5 WBKR will broadcast the CMA Awards!

A thrilling lineup of talent is set to perform on “Country Music’s Biggest Night™”! And for the fifth time, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood–also nominees–will serve as hosts.

Brad and Carrie will perform along with previously announced performers including Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, and Little Big Town.

Last Monday, it was announced that Luke Bryan, reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert, and the Zac Brown Band have joined the performer lineup.

Brad Paisley’s nomination for Entertainer of the Year keeps him third on the list of artists with the most career nominations in CMA Awards history. He has been nominated every year since 2000 and now has been honored with an incredible 58 nominations.

2012 marks the first appearance by Luke Bryan in the Male Vocalist category. He has also been nominated for Album of the Year for tailgates & tanlines, produced by Jeff Stevens and Mark Bright. Luke Bryan’s previous nominations were for CMA New Artist of the Year in 2010 and 2011.

Miranda Lambert’s four nominations include a shared nomination with Blake Shelton for CMA Song of the Year for “Over You.” Miranda was also nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year;

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Album of the Year for Four The Record, produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, and Glenn Worf; and Music Video of the Year for “Over You,” directed by Trey Fanjoy. Miranda Lambert has won the last two Female Vocalist of the Year Awards.

Since the debut of their smash “Chicken Fried” in 2008, it’s taken only four years for The Zac Brown Band to amass 12 CMA Awards nominations. This year, they add to that tally with a Vocal Group of the Year nomination, their fourth consecutive nomination in the category. The band was named CMA New Artist of the Year in 2010.

For news, ticket information, fun activities or anything else you want to know about the CMA Awards, go to CMAawards.com.

The ballots for the third and final round of voting were emailed to CMA members last Thursday, October 4. Winners of “The 46th Annual CMA Awards” will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting members of the Country Music Association. Final ballot voting for the CMA Awards will end Monday, October 22 (5:00 PM/CT).

For tickets to “The 46th Annual CMA Awards,” visit Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, or the Bridgestone Arena Box Office, located at 501 Broadway (corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, Nashville) ; or call (800) 745-3000.

Upper Level ticket prices for the CMA Awards start at $110. All ticket prices include tax but exclude applicable service fees. And since the CMA Awards have sold out in advance the past three years, it’s best to purchase tickets early for the best available seats.

But if you’ll be enjoying “Country Music’s Biggest Night™” from the comforts of home, tune into The Country Station 92.5 WBKR–first for our second annual edition of Red Carpet Radio from 5-7PM then for our live simulcast of “The 46th Annual CMA Awards.”

Crank it up and enjoy a night with the biggest stars in country music!

Here is a complete list of nominees for the 2012 CMA Awards:

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