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The Country Music Awards are coming to New York City and Madison Square Garden in November 2005. During the press conference, Mayor Bloomberg said he would write a song called, "Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Mayors." Yeah - just let them grow up to be billionaires. Anyway, Gothamist just wants to say we'll definitely take this picture of Mayor Bloomberg, in cowboy hat and armed with a guitar, as a better-late-than-never birthday gift. We think he's getting ready for Halloween!

The Press release notes that this is the first time the CMA's have been held outside of Nashville; there will be a gala leading up to the awards - "Country Takes New York City."