Media may apply for credentials now through August 5 for the 2022 CCMA Awards.
Please carefully review the following rules and procedures before applying for credentials.
Accreditation will be limited to working members of the news media, newsroom employees and to the country music news outlets/programs that air on a full-time basis/will be airing news coverage within the immediate days following the 2022 event.
AREAS OF ACCESS
COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK 2022
Accredited media will have access to the following Country Music Week 2022 events: CCMA Songwriters’ Series, SiriusXM Top of the Country Finale, CCMA House, the CCMA Legends Show and the CCMA Music Industry Gala Dinner & Awards.
***To note: there will be NO media access to the following Country Music Week 2022 events: CCMA Industry Opening Reception and the CCMA Seminar Series.***
RED CARPET ARRIVALS
The 2022 CCMA Awards will again feature a star-studded red carpet to kick off the evening’s festivities. The CCMA invites national and local media to cover the red carpet, which runs before the live show from 4pm to 5:30 p.m. MT on Sunday, September 11.
***Red carpet access will be limited and is the only opportunity media will have to obtain direct interviews with all broadcast category 2022 CCMA Award nominees.***
WORKING PRESS ROOM
The CCMA will provide a designated area for media interested in working throughout the live telecast. Media accredited for the working press room will be able to watch the show, live blog, file stories and take photos of 2022 CCMA Award winners in the space. The Working Press Room will not allow for in-house access.
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REVIEW SEATS (IN-HOUSE)
Media interested in attending the live show are invited to sit in a special reserved media section at the 2022 CCMA AWARDS, pending ticket availability.
The CCMA has limited space for photographers at the 2022 CCMA AWARDS on the riser in-house. For those media we are unable to accommodate, CCMA will provide free, downloadable images for feature use.
Final note: The CCMA attempts to credential as many legitimate media outlets as space will allow; however, it may not be able to grant every request. Consideration for media credentials is based upon a number of factors, including previous coverage of the CCMA Awards and events leading up to the live telecast. Freelance journalists will only be considered with confirmed assignment from a media publication or broadcaster.
penelopePR will contact all successful applicants by August 26, 2022 to confirm accreditation and to share details on overall media access throughout Country Music Week 2022.
The CCMA reserves the right to approve or deny applications as it sees fit.
All decisions made by the CCMA are final.