In November, country star Vince Gill will serve once again as host for the Country Music Association's (CMA) annual awards show -- marking the 12th year that he has handled the chore. The 37th annual

In November, country star Vince Gill will serve once again as host for the Country Music Association's (CMA) annual awards show -- marking the 12th year that he has handled the chore. The 37th annual CMA Awards will be held Nov. 5 in Nashville and broadcast live on CBS.

Last year's Gill-hosted ceremony was a ratings win for the awards and CBS, with network research estimating that 38 million viewers watching all or part of the show. Alan Jackson was the big winner at the event, taking home five trophies, including the coveted entertainer of the year award.

The eligibility period for the 2003 CMA Awards is July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003. CMA voting members will whittle down the nominees in 12 categories through two separate mailed ballots, the first in late May and the second in July. Final nominees will be announced Aug. 26, with the final ballot mailed out Sept. 23 to members to determine the winners.