Voting season is beginning for the upcoming 51st Annual CMA Awards, and CMA members can now submit applications online for the 2017 CMA Broadcast Awards for Broadcast Personality, Station, and National Broadcast Personality of the Year at broadcast.CMAawards.com. CMA Broadcast Awards are presented for Personality and Station of the Year in four categories that are determined by market size (major, large, medium, and small), as well as CMA National Broadcast Personality of the Year.
The site will continue to accept submissions until Friday, June 30 at 6 p.m. CT. All entries must reflect performances and events between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017. CMA’s panel of judges, which includes radio and industry professionals, will be able to view and evaluate each entry online.
“The outstanding country radio stations and personalities we spotlight in the CMA Broadcast Awards are dedicated advocates rallying fans in support of our genre,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern.
The eligibility period for “The 51st Annual CMA Awards” is July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. All voting for the CMA Awards will be conducted online. The first ballot and instructions will be emailed Monday, July 10 to CMA members in good standing who are eligible to vote. Voting for the first ballot closes Thursday, July 20 (6:00 PM/CT). The second ballot will be emailed to CMA members Monday, Aug. 14. Voting for the second ballot closes Thursday, Aug. 24 (6:00 PM/CT). The final nominees in each of the 12 categories will be announced later this summer. Winners of “The 51st Annual CMA Awards” will be determined in a final round of voting, and the third and final ballot will be emailed to CMA members Monday, Oct. 2. Voting for the CMA Awards final ballot ends Tuesday, Oct. 24 (6:00 PM/CT).