iHeartCountry and Premiere Networks Offer Multiplatform Coverage of 2019 CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn., November 12, 2019 – iHeartCountry and Premiere Networks are once again offering unparalleled, multiplatform coverage of “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,” bringing the excitement of Country Music’s Biggest Night™ to millions of Country music fans across the U.S.
Leading up to the CMA Awards on November 13, all 129 iHeartCountry stations and Premiere Networks’ industry-leading lineup of national Country radio programs – The Bobby Bones Show, CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan, CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan and The Crook and Chase Countdown – are featuring interviews with Country music’s biggest stars, providing promotional support and driving tune-in for the CMA Awards with millions of listeners nationwide.  iHeartCountry stations’ digital and social platforms are also supporting the event with behind-the-scenes stories, photos and videos from the red carpet and backstage at the CMA Awards with all the winners and presenters.   

Additionally, The Bobby Bones Show’s Amy Brown will provide iHeartCountry mainstream stations with live updates from the red carpet leading up to show time.  The award-winning, Nashville-based personality will kick off the broadcast at 4 p.m. CT on November 13 as all the nominees and presenters head into Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Premiere Networks will also provide a live radio simulcast of the star-studded CMA Awards show hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton.  The live radio broadcast of the ABC Network Television telecast will air across more than 80 iHeartCountry radio stations nationwide from 8 to 11 p.m. ET on November 13.

Performers previously announced for “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Sheryl Crow, Chris Janson and John Osborne, Brooks & Dunn with Brothers Osborne, Garth Brooks with Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Lady Antebellum and Halsey, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves with Willie Nelson, Old Dominion, Dolly Parton with for KING & COUNTRY and Zach Williams, P!NK and Chris Stapleton, Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. 

A historic opening number celebrating and featuring women in Country Music will be led by Underwood, McEntire and Parton and feature Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, The Highwomen (comprised of Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires), Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker and Gretchen Wilson, each performing iconic Country songs for a monumental decades-spanning medley. For more information, please visit http://www.cmaawards.com. 

About Premiere Networks
Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia, syndicates more than 100 radio programs and services to more than 7,100 radio affiliations and reaches a quarter billion listeners monthly. Premiere offers the best in talk, entertainment and sports programming featuring the following personalities: Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Delilah, Steve Harvey, George Noory, John Boy and Billy, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Dan Patrick, Kane, Mario Lopez, Bobby Bones, Cody Alan, Colin Cowherd, Johnjay and Rich, Rich Eisen, Big Boy, Brooke & Jubal, Buck Sexton, Doug Gottlieb, Enrique Santos, Nancy Grace, Jason Lee and others.  For more information, please visit www.PremiereNetworks.com.

About iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms including more than 850 live broadcast stations; streaming music, radio and on demand via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices including smart speakers, digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables, smartphones, virtual assistants, TVs and gaming consoles; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher globally. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics and attribution technology for its marketing partners, using data from its massive consumer base. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information. 

About CMA Awards
The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC is the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas.”

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