The 42nd Annual CMA Awards will be broadcast live on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 8 to 11 p.m.on the ABC Television Network from the Sommet Center in Nashville.

For the fourth consecutive year, the public will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to attend.

Tickets for the 2008 CMA Awards will be on sale to the public beginning Friday, Sept. 19, at 10 a.m and can be purchased by logging on to www.ticketmaster.com calling (615) 255-9600 or in person at the Sommet Center box office.

Ticket prices begin at $110 for Bronze-level seating (upper level), $327.75 for Silver-level seating (club level), and $382.50 for Gold-level seating (lower level). All prices include sales tax but exclude applicable service/handling fees.

"We are thrilled to once again be able to offer our fans the opportunity to attend 'Country Music's Biggest Night' in person where they can root for their favorite nominees," said Tammy Genovese, CMA Chief Executive Officer. "The enthusiasm of the fans mixed with the anticipation of the nominees creates an exciting evening for everyone."  

CMA members will be able to purchase tickets online beginning Wednesday, Aug. 27, through the CMA membership site, my.CMAworld.com. CMA members will need their username and password to purchase CMA Awards tickets. CMA members can obtain this information at membership@CMAworld.com or 1-800-788-3045 if they have misplaced their username or password.

Members needing a reminder of this information should e-mail or call 48 hours before they plan to login and purchase their tickets.

"The 42nd Annual CMA Awards" is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Producer. Paul Miller is the Director. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.

Premiere Radio Networks is the official radio packager of the CMA Awards, including a stereo-radio simulcast of the gala event. American Airlines is the official airline of the 2008 CMA Awards. Chevy: The Official Ride of Country Music. Mary Kay® is the Official Beauty Sponsor of the 2008 CMA Awards.

This article has been republished from Out & About Nashville, and was part of a series of first-person pieces written by the late Bobbi Williams.

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