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CMA announces nominees Tuesday

Monday, September 9, 2013 – Country Music's Biggest Night, aka the 2013 CMA Awards, will announce its nominees live from New York City and Nashville on Tuesday morning.

Sheryl Crow and Florida Georgia Line kick off the morning by announcing nominees in five of the 12 categories on ABC's "Good Morning America." In Nashville, Steve Wariner performs and announces the CMA Broadcast Awards finalists live from the CMA headquarters. Then, back in New York City, Crow and Florida Georgia Line announce the remaining categories live from the Best Buy Theater.

At 8:30 a.m., local time, Crow and Florida Georgia Line reveal the nominees for five of the 12 CMA Awards categories on "Good Morning America."

At 8:45 a.m. eastern, Wariner performs and announces the CMA Broadcast Awards finalists live from the CMA headquarters on CMAawards.com.

An hour later, Crow and Florida Georgia Line announce nominees in all CMA Awards categories live from the Best Buy Theater in New York City on CMAawards.com.

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