MARLTON, N.J. & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kicking off the fourth annual “Countdown to the CMA Awards” contest as part of their industry-wide Give the Gift of Music (GTGOM) campaign, the Music Business Association (Music Biz) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today debuted a brand new video from 2014 CMA ‘Vocal Duo of the Year’ nominee Florida Georgia Line. The video spotlights the significance of giving and receiving music as a gift and launched exclusively on the "Countdown to the CMA Awards" video player on the homepage of givethegiftofmusic.info.
“Just a few weeks ago, I got to give one of my guitars to a buddy of mine and pass along the good deed, the musical gift,” said Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line. “Thank you guys for the support and keep giving the gift of music. You never know what could happen,” added Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line.
To watch the full video, visit www.givethegiftofmusic.info.
The 4th annual GTGOM “Countdown to the CMA Awards” contest asks fans to share how Florida Georgia Line or any other 2014 CMA Awards nominee’s music (song, lyrics, performance, etc.) has inspired them. The Grand Prize winner will receive two tickets to attend “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” in Nashville on November 5 and a cash prize of $1,000. Special Country music gift packages will go to the second- and third-place winners. Specific details on the new gifting contest – including deadlines, rules, and regulations – can be found at givethegiftofmusic.info/2014-countdown-to-the-cma-awards-contest.
The “Countdown to the CMA Awards” video player also contains video contributions from other 2014 CMA Awards nominees such as The Band Perry, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift, among others.
A full list of awards and nominees can be found at CMAawards.com.
In the weeks leading up to “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” – airing live on Wednesday, November 5, at 8|7c on the ABC Television Network – music fans can further connect with the GTGOM campaign and its featured Country and other popular artists on social media sites including Facebook (facebook.com/givethegiftofmusic) and Twitter (twitter.com/agiftofmusic).
The Music Business Association and RIAA oversee the GTGOM campaign, which reminds music consumers that they can now give the gift of music in more ways than ever, including physical, online, and mobile options. A variety of industry organizations and more than 70 top musicians support the initiative and have helped spread the gifting message. Artists contribute original anecdotes to the givethegiftofmusic.info website that allow consumers to hear how music gifts have touched the lives of their favorite performers. Visitors can also share their own gifting memories, discover new music gift ideas, and share their music wish list with friends and loved ones all year long. In addition, industry groups have supported the campaign by using the GTGOM logo and website URL on their products, in advertisements, and on their websites.