Country Music Awards: 2004 CMA Awards: The Country Music Awards... The stars will shine during "Country Music's Biggest Night" when "The 38th Annual CMA Awards" airs live Tuesday, Nov. 9 (8:00-11:00 PM/EST) on the CBS Television Network from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn.
Presenting the night's top honor - Entertainer of the Year - will be Dolly Parton, who won the Award in 1978. She received her 39th career CMA Nomination in 2004 for Musical Event of the Year for her performance with Norah Jones on "Creepin' In."
Country superstar, television and stage actor Reba McEntire, who is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, will host Jim Foglesong's induction into the prestigious Country Music Hall of Fame. Jim Foglesong, an educator and former music industry executive, will be inducted in the "Non-Performer" category, which is awarded every third year. Actor and Country icon Kris Kristofferson is being inducted in the annual "Open" category. Faith Hill and Willie Nelson will perform during Kristofferson's induction segment. Foglesong and Kristofferson will become the 91st and 92nd members of the Hall of Fame.
"CSI: Miami" star Emily Procter (Calleigh Duquesne) has been added to the growing list of artists presenting CMA Awards in 2004 including Pat Green, Randy Travis, Phil Vassar and Darryl Worley. Presenters who were previously announced include Trace Adkins; Lisa Hartman Black and husband Clint Black, who is nominated in the Musical Event category with Jimmy Buffett and friends; Buddy Jewell; Lonestar, nominated for Vocal Group of the Year; Joe Nichols; Jamie O'Neal; LeAnn Rimes; SHeDAISY; and Blake Shelton.
First-time Vocal Duo of the Year nominee Blue County will be presenting CMA Awards during pre-telecast festivities including the CMA Broadcast Awards.
Every top Country artist is on the list of performers for the 2004 CMA Awards including hosts Brooks & Dunn; Dierks Bentley; Big & Rich; Jimmy Buffett with an ensemble performance of "Hey Good Lookin'" with Clint Black and others; Kenny Chesney; Terri Clark; Sara Evans; Faith Hill; Alan Jackson with Patty Loveless; Toby Keith; Martina McBride; Reba McEntire; opening performer Tim McGraw; Montgomery Gentry; Willie Nelson; Brad Paisley with Alison Krauss; Rascal Flatts; Julie Roberts; George Strait; Josh Turner; Shania Twain with Billy Currington; Keith Urban; and Gretchen Wilson.
The industry professional members of the Country Music Association vote to determine CMA Award winners. The three rounds of balloting are officiated by Deloitte & Touche, LLP. The CMA Awards are produced by Walter C. Miller, directed by Paul Miller and scripted by David Wild. MJI Programming, a division of Premiere Radio Networks, is the official radio packager of the CMA Awards, which includes the stereo-radio simulcast of the gala event and exclusive Red Carpet coverage. American Airlines is the official airline of the 2004 CMA Awards.
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