So there you have it. CMA members are allowed, once again, to vote for only one nominee in each category; once again, members are not required to vote in every category. It can be frustrating and baffling.
At least 60 percent of songs included in the album must have been first mastered or released domestically during the eligibility period. The results are presented to the industry and the public during the live telecast of the CMA Awards.
The CMA logo appears on a tri-level, die-struck medallion in polished bronze. The 20 eligible acts who receive the most votes in the first round of voting go on to become official nominees, except in the category of Entertainer of the Year, in which only the top 15 make the cut.
Round Three: This award is for a musician known primarily as an instrumental performer. That's due in no small part to the fact that they are voted on only by a relatively exclusive group of industry professionals, who tend to be more apt to reward an artist for the overall quality of their work, rather than their popularity.
The CMA award eligibility period typically runs from July 1 of one year through June 30 of the following year. The right to vote is granted along with the membership. You'll know exactly what's going on the next time the CMA Awards are broadcast.
It must feature the performance of not more than one song or medley. This award is based on the musical performance of the duo as a unit, either on records or in person. Votes are cast by industry professional members of the Country Music Association — meaning Awards winners are honored by their peers in the music industry. Constructed of a rich walnut and a sturdy marble base, the trophy signified the strength, durability and warmth of the genre.
This goes to the artist who has demonstrated significant creative growth and development in overall chart and sales activity, live performance professionalism and critical media recognition in the field of country music for the first time. This award goes to both the artist and the producer.
Continue Reading. Singles, albums, music videos and qualified music products for the annual show must have been first released during the eligibility period, which for the 2018 show is July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. CMA members can nominate one act in each category in the first ballot.