CMA Announces 2024 CMA Awards Ballot Schedule


CMA Awards Nomination Ballot Will Be Emailed to Eligible CMA Members July 8

Submissions for the 2024 CMA Broadcast Awards Open Now Through June 30

The Country Music Association has announced its ballot schedule for “The 58th Annual CMA Awards,” which takes place this November in Nashville, TN.

The eligibility period for “The 58th Annual CMA Awards” is July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024. All voting for the CMA Awards will be conducted online.

The Nomination Ballot and instructions will be emailed Monday, July 8 to CMA members in good standing who are eligible to vote. Voting for the Nomination Ballot closes Wednesday, July 17 (6:00 PM/CT).

The Second Ballot will be emailed to CMA members on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Voting for the Second Ballot closes Tuesday, Aug. 20 (6:00 PM/CT). The final nominees in each of the 12 categories will be announced later this summer.

Winners of “The 58th Annual CMA Awards” will be determined in a Final Round of voting by eligible voting CMA members. The third and Final Ballot will be emailed to CMA members Tuesday, Oct. 1. Voting for the CMA Awards Final Ballot ends Tuesday, Oct. 29 (6:00 PM/CT).

All balloting is tabulated by the professional services organization, Deloitte1.

To vote in all three rounds of “The 58th Annual CMA Awards,” prospective CMA members must apply for membership by Saturday, June 1. Visit to learn more.

For 2024, any radio station or broadcast personality may submit an application for the 2024 CMA Broadcast Awards for Broadcast Personality, Station and National Broadcast Personality of the Year online at Applicants are not required to be CMA Members in order to submit for the CMA Broadcast Awards.

CMA Broadcast Awards are presented for Broadcast Personality and Station of the Year in four categories that are determined by market size (Major, Large, Medium and Small Market) as well as two categories for CMA National Broadcast Personality of the Year (Daily and Weekly). Digital Service Providers with live stream broadcasts are eligible to apply for National Broadcast Personality of the Year.

To submit an entry, radio stations and broadcast personalities in the U.S. and Canada can log on to, where guidelines and instructions for entries are posted. The site will continue to accept submissions until Sunday, June 30 (5:00 PM/CT).

All CMA Broadcast Awards entries must reflect performances and events between June 1, 2023 and May 31, 2024. CMA’s panel of judges, which includes distinguished radio and industry professionals, will view and evaluate each entry online.

CMA Broadcast Awards winners will be notified in early October and recognized at “The 58th Annual CMA Awards” ceremony. For more information about CMA Broadcast Awards entries, please contact Brenden Oliver, CMA Director, Awards Stewardship, at [email protected].

Additionally, CMA’s Industry Honors nomination period remains open through Sunday, July 14. CMA members are encouraged to nominate an individual(s) HERE.

Nominees and winners for the 2024 CMA Broadcast Awards and “The 58th Annual CMA Awards” are determined by Professional voting members of CMA.

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.”

About the Country Music Association 

Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association is the first trade organization formed to promote a type of music. CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 to recognize artists and industry professionals with Country Music’s highest honor. Music industry professionals and companies across the U.S. and around the globe are members of CMA. The organization serves as an educational and professional resource for the industry and advances the growth of Country Music around the world. This is accomplished through CMA’s core initiatives: the CMA Awards, which annually recognize outstanding achievement in the industry; CMA Fest, which benefits the CMA Foundation and music education and is taped for a three-hour network television special, “CMA Fest”; and “CMA Country Christmas.” All of CMA’s television properties air on ABC.