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2013 CMA Awards

When are the 2013 CMA Awards?

The CMA Awards are held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013, and are broadcast LIVE at 8|7c on the ABC Television Network.

Who is hosting this year’s CMA Awards?

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will team to host the gala for the sixth year in a row.

What celebrities are appearing at the 2013 CMA Awards?

As talent is announced to perform and/or present, you will find those listings on the NEWS page, as well as the TICKETS page.

How many CMA Awards categories are there, and what are the categories?

CMA Awards are given out in the following 12 categories:

Entertainer of the Year

Female Vocalist of the Year

Male Vocalist of the Year

New Artist of the Year

Vocal Duo of the Year

Vocal Group of the Year

Album of the Year

Single of the Year

Song of the Year

Music Video of the Year

Musical Event of the Year

Musician of the Year

How do I find out the nominees for the 2012 CMA Awards?

Visit the NOMINEES page to see which artists vie for trophies on “Country Music’s Biggest Night™.”




Where can I find details on past CMA Awards winners and nominees?

Visit our PAST WINNERS section or view the SEARCHABLE DATABASE of past CMA Awards nominees and winners. You may view past show information by year, category or artist. To read a brief history of the CMA Awards, visit the ABOUT section.



Will the public be able to purchase tickets to the CMA Awards?

As of 2012, the CMA Awards have sold out for four consecutive years.

A limited number of tickets for the public go on sale Saturday, Sept. 14, at 10:00 AM/CT, and can be purchased three ways:

Online at: Ticketmaster.com

Phone ordering by calling toll-free 1-800-745-3000

Bridgestone Arena box office (501 Broadway, Nashville, TN) or 615-770-2000

For full information, visit the TICKETS page.

Is there accessible seating available?

Yes. The Bridgestone Arena is ADA compliant. Be sure to specify your seating requirements when purchasing tickets at 1-800-745-3000 or 615-770-2000.

What is the attire for the CMA Awards?

Business/formal attire is encouraged.

Is there an age limit for children attending the show?

Children under the age of 5 years old are not permitted. Minors under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

What is the latest I can arrive to the Bridgestone Arena?

Venue doors close at 6:45 PM/Central. Due to the nature of live television, it is important for guests to be in place before the show begins at 7:00 PM in Nashville.

Is parking available for the CMA Awards?

There is no designated parking for the show. However, thousands of parking spaces are available in paid lots near Bridgestone Arena throughout Downtown Nashville. Learn more at ParkItDowntown.com.

Can the public serve as seat-fillers for the broadcast?

Seat-filler positions are selected and screened by CMA event staff. At this time, seat-filler positions are not open to the public.

Is the show dress rehearsal open to the public?

For security and production reasons, the dress rehearsal for the CMA Awards is closed to the public.

Are cameras allowed at the CMA Awards?

Non-professional, still-frame cameras are permitted. No video or audio-recording equipment of any kind is allowed, and video and audio may not be captured on mobile telephones or other devices. Violations to this rule may result in device confiscation.



As a CMA Member, how many tickets may I order?

Individual Members of the Country Music Association may order up to (2) CMA Awards tickets annually, subject to availability. Businesses holding an Organizational Membership may purchase ticket volumes in accordance with level of Membership. For more information, please login to my.CMAworld.com to find out more information.

Where can I find information on becoming a member of CMA?

Visit the MEMBERSHIP section of CMAworld.com.