Sugarland to announce CMA nominees Thursday

Sugarland fans should tune into "Good Morning America" Thursday, when the band will join Sara Evans in announcing the CMA Award nominees, per the awards organization.

The Atlanta-based band has a lot of Columbus fans, which is thanks largely to its two bandleaders' devotion to gigging in town before they teamed up, went country and struck it big. (Jennifer Nettles came here the most, with her old act, Soul Miner's Daughter, and with the Jennifer Nettles band. But Kristian Bush used to be a Loft regular with Billy Pilgrim. In fact, they opened the venerable nightspot.)

"Good Morning America" air from 7-9 a.m. on ABC.