iHeartCountry and Premiere Networks Offer Multiplatform Coverage of 2018 CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn., November 12, 2018 – ¬ iHeartCountry and Premiere Networks will once again offer unparalleled, multiplatform coverage of “The 52nd 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 14, all 132 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 – will feature interviews with Country music’s biggest stars from November 12 - 14, providing promotional support and driving tune-in for the CMA Awards with millions of listeners nationwide.  iHeartCountry stations’ digital and social platforms will also support 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 14 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 co-hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.  The live radio broadcast of the ABC Network Television telecast will air across nearly 80 iHeartCountry radio stations nationwide from 8 to 11 p.m. ET on November 14.

Performers previously announced for “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” include Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, Midland, Kacey Musgraves, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Pistol Annies, Thomas Rhett, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Stapleton with Maren Morris and Mavis Staples, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Brett Young. Special appearances include Lindsay Ell, Vince Gill, Sierra Hull, Chris Janson, Ashley McBryde, David Lee Murphy, Jon Pardi, Carson Peters, Marty Stuart, and Cole Swindell.  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 6,000 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, Nancy Grace and others.  For more information, please visit www.PremiereNetworks.com.

About iHeartMedia
With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 140 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leading audio and media company in the U.S., iHeartMedia serves over 150 local markets through 849 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/ FM, on satellite, at iHeartRadio.com, on the company’s station websites and on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital music, podcast, on demand and live streaming radio service, available on over 250 platforms and 2,000 devices, including on digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables and smartphones, on virtual assistants, smart speakers, TVs and gaming consoles.

iHeartRadio offers users the country's top live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist, on demand features and the top podcasts and personalities. The all-in-one digital service has more than 2 billion downloads, 121 million registered users and is the No. 1 commercial radio podcaster in the U.S.

iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital, social, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRTQ). 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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