The ABC Television Network and the Country Music Association (CMA) have announced that “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” will air Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8:00-11:00 PM/EST). The ceremony will be held in the heart of Music City from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., and will be televised live on ABC.

“The CMA Awards is recognized as ‘Country Music’s Biggest Night’ and that is what sets us apart from every other award show,” said Ed Hardy, President of the CMA Board of Directors. “This is the night we recognize the best in the format – as chosen by the industry – and it is undeniably the most highly anticipated event of the year for our constituents. It’s a night to honor our finest performers, songwriters, record producers, musicians, and music video directors.”

The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than 7,000 industry professional members of CMA, which was the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958.

Winners of “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting members of CMA. CMA Awards balloting is officiated by the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP.