Southern Indiana will be represented at the CMA Awards in Nashville tonight — MY COUNTRY 1220 AM will be on the red carpet interviewing country artists at the 48th Annual CMA Awards tonight and Bedford native and emerging country artist Clayton Anderson will appear with Natalie Stovall on the red carpet.
A member of the CMA since 2012, 1220 AM WSLM has attended several CMA events including the week long CMA Music Fest in June.
“This is my first CMA Awards show,” said station owner Becky White. “I can’t wait to see the show and be part of this and give our listeners a behind-the-scenes look at Nashville.”
Anderson moved from Bedford to Nashville three years ago and has been on the road since touring and performing for fans.
“I didn’t want to be a grumpy old man saying ‘what if’, ” Anderson told Stovall. “We are going to stay poor and humble waiting for our big break.”
Anderson and his band are taking small steps to success.
The show will air beginning at 7 p.m. on ABC. Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood preside over the evening.
The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the more than 6,300 industry professional members of CMA, which when established in 1958 became the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music. The first CMA Awards Banquet and Show was held in 1967.
Performers include Ariana Grande, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Florida Georgia LIne, George Strait, Jason Aldean, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Meghan Trainor, Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry and Tim McGraw.