Country Music's biggest night is almost here on Thursday, November 1st, live from Nashville, Tennessee. The Country Music Association Awards Show (CMA's) is the one night where country music artists get their report card. Brantley Gilbert takes us back stage for a unique view, during rehearsals at this years 2012 CMA's.

Brantley Gilbert talks being on tour with Toby Keith and now headlining his own 'Hell On Wheels' tour. Gilbert says about playing at this years awards show "they got me way out front and all real close to the audience and that's how I like it, being close to my fans, but I'd rather have my band closer to me, but it is what it is." This years awards are special for Brantley Gilbert because he's nominated for New Artist of the Year along with Love and Theft, Hunter Hayes, Thompson Square and Lee Brice.

This year will also be special for KEAN 105 because we will broadcast The CMA's live for the first time in the history of the radio station. Although KEAN was awarded CMA Small Market Radio Station of the Year in 1987, we had never broadcast the show live in the past. So tune in to KEAN 105 and catch all the live action starting at 7 PM central time.

Behind the Scenes with Brantley Gilbert at the CMA Awards