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Time Inc.’s People & Entertainment Weekly, in Partnership With The CMA Awards, Celebrate “The 50th Annual Country Music Association Awards” with “People & Ew Red Carpet Live” Streaming Pre-Show On Wednesday, Nov. 2

Live Streaming Begins at 5:30pm ET/4:30pm CT on the People/Entertainment Weekly Network, People.com and EW.com

Also Streaming on InStyle.com and SouthernLiving.com

Oct 31, 2016

(NEW YORK, NY, October 31, 2016)—Time Inc.’s (NYSE: TIME) People and Entertainment Weekly will host a live, red carpet streaming pre-show in celebration of “The 50th Annual Country Music Association Awards” on Wednesday, November 2 at 5:30pm ET/4:30pm CT from Nashville and New York. People Now’s Jeremy Parsons and People Executive Editor Cindy Sanz will co-host “People & EW Red Carpet Live” streaming pre-show from the CMA Awards red carpet in Nashville, while People Now’s Andrea Boehlke will co-host from the New York studios. Also reporting live from New York, People Deputy Style Director Alex Apatoff and InStyle Fashion and Beauty Editor-at-Large Kahlana Barfield Brown will discuss the best-dressed Country Music stars and the style and beauty throughout the evening. Plus, People Music Editor Janine Rubenstein, Entertainment Weekly Senior Editor Kevin O’Donnell, and Entertainment Weekly Correspondent Madison Vain and will debate the nominees: who will win/who should win, fun facts, and the stars they are most excited to see on the red carpet. Additionally, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the CMA Awards, country stars will weigh in on the history of Country Music, career highlights and what this particular show means to them.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the CMA Awards in our third ‘People & EW Red Carpet Live’ streaming event this year,” says JJ Miller, Executive Producer of Time Inc.’s Celebrity, Entertainment and Style Group. “Between our real time coverage in both Nashville and New York, we’re excited to provide the Time Inc. audience this direct access to the Country world on this special anniversary."

The “People & EW Red Carpet Live” pre-show will stream for two hours beginning at 5:30pm ET/4:30pm CT on the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN) free app, People.com, EW.com, InStyle.com and SouthernLiving.com. The pre-show’s hosts and correspondents will be socialing on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat throughout the evening using the hashtag #CMA50Live. Viewers can weigh in on which nominees should win at the hashtag #CMAawards50 by recording a video with their vote at burst.com/CMA50Live to be featured on “People & EW Red Carpet Live.”

“People and Entertainment Weekly have been excellent partners throughout the years to CMA and Country Music,” says CMA Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships Damon Whiteside. “With this year’s historic anniversary we are excited to have them live on the CMA Awards red carpet adding to the anticipation and excitement of Country Music’s Biggest Night™.”

“The 50th Annual CMA Awards” will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 2 (8-11 pm ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Fans can get more information on “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” and sign up for CMA emails and exclusives by visiting CMAawards50.com.

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About People 
Time Inc.’s People revolutionized personality journalism when it launched as a weekly in 1974 with a mission to celebrate extraordinary people doing ordinary things and ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Ubiquitous and still at the center of pop culture more than 40 years later, the People brand is accessible across all media and platforms (print, digital, video, OTT, mobile, social) bringing more than 80 million consumers a unique mix of breaking entertainment news, exclusive photos, video, unparalleled access to the red carpet, celebrities, and in-depth reporting on the most compelling newsmakers of our time. An essential component of People’s editorial vision remains human interest stories, which touch and often mirror the lives of our passionate audience. ComScore ranks the People and Entertainment Weekly Digital Network No. 1 in the entertainment news category. And now, the People/Entertainment Weekly Network app offers a free, advertiser-supported OTT streaming video service. People is an award-winning 24/7 news organization headquartered in NYC with reporters worldwide. For more information visit People.com and Timeinc.com, and follow @people on Twitter and Instagram, @peoplemag on Facebook, and the People channel on YouTube and on Snapchat’s Discover.


About Entertainment Weekly 
Entertainment Weekly is your all-access pass to Hollywood’s most creative minds and most fascinating stars. The magazine was launched by Time Inc. in 1990 and is America’s leading consumer publication in the entertainment category, with a guaranteed circulation rate base of 1.5 million and a combined audience of almost 27 million loyal, engaged fans. Each day, EW.com publishes a myriad of featured stories, blog posts, TV recaps, original videos, film reviews and photo galleries. With sharp insight, unparalleled access and a trusted voice, EW keeps readers plugged into pop culture. This is where the buzz begins. Entertainment Weekly is also available on the iPhone®, iPad®, Apple News App, NOOK Color™, HP Touchpad, Kindle Fire, Next Issue and select Android™ devices. On social media, join the Entertainment Weekly community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and Google +. 


About The CMA Awards 
The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on television for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network TV. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC will be the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” and “CMA Country Christmas,” through 2021. 


Caitlin Faford /Marnie Perez 
People PR 

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