The 43rd annual Country Music Awards will air live on ABC Nov. 11.

The show, the country music equivalent of the Grammys, will broadcast live from the Sommet Center in Nashville from 8-11 p.m., ET.

Last year's CMA Awards drew 15.9 million viewers and, like this year's show, aired during November Sweeps.

Nominees and winners are determined by the CMA membership, which is composed of 6,000 country music professionals. The eligibility period for the awards is July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009.