From “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” to “It’s Me, Babe,” the National Geographic Music Awards are an annual celebration of country music.
Now in its fourth year, the annual awards ceremony is the nation’s premier musical event.
The nominees for the 2017 awards, which are presented on January 17, will be announced on February 3.
The winners will be determined by the National Association of Broadcasters, which organizes the awards.
The ceremony, which features live performances, is broadcast live online.
The 2017 winners will appear on the National Christmas Tree and the National Music Hall of Fame.
The awards, held annually in Los Angeles, feature a full-court press to get the best performances from country music artists, and also honor their hometowns.
The winner of the 2018 awards, for example, is New York-based country artist John Lee Hooker.
“John Lee Hookers win the National Holiday Song Song of the Year award for 2017.
That’s an incredible honor for the fans in his hometown of St. Louis,” said NatGeo’s Jaycee Williams, who organizes each year.
“And we are thrilled to honor the great performers who put country music on the map and inspire us to do more for our country.”
The 2017 awards ceremony took place at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which is home to many of country artists.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture, which also hosts the National Museum Holiday Song of 2017, is in the building.
The Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., also hosted the ceremony in its National Historic Landmark in the city.
The 2018 ceremony will take place at a museum in Minneapolis, which has a strong history of country concerts.
The national awards are presented to the top performers of the year, and are the first annual awards to be given to music videos and performances.
“Our goal is to give a voice to the most deserving performers who are not just singing but making a difference and changing lives for the better,” Williams said.
The annual awards, first presented in 1968, are made possible through the support of local, state and federal government, as well as philanthropy.
The American Civil Liberties Union of the District of Columbia is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to ensuring that civil rights are respected in the United States.
For more information on the 2017 National Christmas Song of America, visit www.nomaworld.org.
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