The audio announcement of the broadcast finalists will be available live via StarGuide from CMA's official radio partner MJI Programming, a Division of Premiere Radio Networks.
MJI has provided live radio coverage of the CMA Awards nominations for more than 10 years. As part of their comprehensive CMA Awards radio package, MJI will be producing a 90-minute nominations radio special available later in the evening on Sept. 7. The special, hosted by Womack, will feature the nomination announcements, reaction from the nominees, music and more.
In addition, CMA will unveil the official artwork commemorating the 2005 CMA Awards by famous 3-D pop artist Charles Fazzino.
Fazzino is the first artist ever to be selected as an official artist of the CMA Awards. He is best known for his detailed renderings of New York City's most famous streets and attractions, his passion for bold color and his unique, hand-assembled layering technique that virtually brings his images to life. The artwork will grace the cover of the official CMA Awards Program Book and be adapted into an official limited edition 3-D Giclee Art Print and Open Edition Fine Art Poster.
The announcement of the final CMA Award nominees coincides with the "Chevy All Access Music Tour," which takes over Union Square Park in New York City, Sept. 6-8. Kim Kosak, Chevrolet General Director, Advertising and Sales Promotion, will be on hand to talk about the tour and the groundbreaking partnership between the auto manufacturer, CMA and the City of New York.
The CMA Awards are produced by Walter C. Miller and directed by Paul Miller. MJI Programming is the official radio packager of the CMA Awards, which includes Red Carpet coverage and a stereo-radio simulcast of the gala event. Chevy, an American Revolution, is the official automotive sponsor of the 2005 CMA Awards. American Airlines is the official airline of the 2005 CMA Awards. Additional promotional sponsors include Prilosec OTC and Crème Savers.