At dual press conferences today (Oct. 5) in New York and Nashville, the Country Music Assn. is expected to announce that it will move its CMA Awards to New York's Madison Square Garden for one year in

At dual press conferences today (Oct. 5) in New York and Nashville, the Country Music Assn. is expected to announce that it will move its CMA Awards to New York's Madison Square Garden for one year in 2005. The show will return to Nashville in 2006.

The New York meeting is set for 11 a.m. (ET) at City Hall and will feature Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn and CMA executive director Ed Benson. The Nashville conference, set for 3:30 p.m. (CDT) at Gaylord Entertainment Center, will feature Mayor Bill Purcell, Trace Adkins and the jet-setting Brooks and Benson.