THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2019 CMA AWARDS BALLOT SCHEDULE May 15, 2019 Eligible members of the Country Music Association can now submit applications online for the 2019 CMA Broadcast Awards for Broadcast Personality, Station and National Broadcast Personality of the Year at broadcast.CMAawards.com. CMA Broadcast Awards are presented for Personality and Station of the Year in four categories that are determined by market size (Major, Large, Medium and Small), as well as CMA National Broadcast Personality of the Year. To submit an entry, CMA member radio stations and broadcast personalities in the U.S. and Canada can log on to broadcast.CMAawards.com, where guidelines and instructions for entries are posted. The site will continue to accept submissions until June 30, 2019 (5:00 PM/CT). All CMA Broadcast Awards entries must reflect performances and events between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019. CMA’s panel of judges, which includes distinguished radio and industry professionals, will be able to view and evaluate each entry online. The eligibility period for “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” is July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. All voting for the CMA Awards will be conducted online. The first ballot and instructions will be emailed Monday, July 8 to CMA members in good standing who are eligible to vote. Voting for the first ballot closes Wednesday, July 17 (6:00 PM/CT). The second ballot will be emailed to CMA members Monday, Aug. 12. 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 53rd 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 Thursday, Oct. 24 (6:00 PM/CT). All balloting is officiated by the professional services firm Deloitte. CMA Broadcast Awards winners will be notified in early October and recognized at “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,” which will be held in November in Nashville. The annual, three-hour awards ceremony will broadcast live on the ABC Television Network. Nominees and winners for the 2019 CMA Broadcast Awards and “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” are determined by more than 7,400 professional members of CMA, which is the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music, established in 1958. CMA Awards ballots are tabulated by the professional services organization Deloitte. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of Deloitte’s legal structure.