November 6, 2013

47th Annual CMA Awards & Red Carpet

Today is a BIG day here in Music City. It’s the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards!

“The CMA Awards is recognized as the ‘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.”

Downtown Nashville has been preparing for about a week now, including putting up huge tents next to Bridgestone Arena to house the red carpet. We were hired to design, print and install the backdrop for the red carpet.

47th Annual CMA Awards’ Displays

We’ll be watching the Red Carpet pre-show at 6 PM CST, which will be televised exclusively on GAC (Great American Country). The CMA Awards will be on ABC at 7 PM CST, with hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. We love those two!

Do you know who’s nominated this year? Check out the complete list here:

Of course, the most important category is Entertainer of the Year. Here are the nominees:

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Blake Shelton
  • George Strait
  • Taylor Swift

Who is your favorite country music singer, and will they win a CMA tonight?