Country Music Association Awards

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Country Music Association Awards
Ambox current red.svg 52nd Annual Country Music Association Awards
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Awarded forAchievements in country music
CountryUnited States
Presented by Country Music Association
First awarded1967
Website www.cmaawards.com
Television/radio coverage
Network NBC (1968–1971)
CBS (1972–2005)
ABC (2006–present)

The Country Music Association Awards, also known as the CMA Awards or CMAs, are presented to country music artists and broadcasters to recognize outstanding achievement in the country music industry. [1] [2] The televised annual presentation ceremony features performances and award presentations by popular country music artists, with occasional appearances from pop and rock artists. [1]

Country Music Association US music industry organization

The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. It originally consisted of 233 members and was the first trade organization formed to promote a music genre. The objectives of the organization are to guide and enhance the development of Country Music throughout the world; to demonstrate it as a viable medium to advertisers, consumers, and media; and to provide a unity of purpose for the Country Music industry. However the CMA may be best known to most country music fans for its annual Country Music Association Awards broadcast live on network television each fall.

Country music, also known as country and western, and hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s. It takes its roots from genres such as American folk music and blues.

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The CMA Awards were first presented in 1967, and televised for the first time the following year. The 52nd annual ceremony was held on November 14, 2018 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee and broadcast by ABC.

The 52nd Annual Country Music Association Awards, commonly known as the 52nd CMA Awards, were held on November 14, 2018, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The ceremony recognizes some of the best country music released during the eligibility period. It is the thirteenth ceremony to be held at the arena, the nineteenth to be held in November and the eleventh night to be co-hosted by country stars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. The ceremony was directed by Paul Miller.

Bridgestone Arena Arena in Tennessee, United States

Bridgestone Arena is a multi-purpose venue in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, that was completed in 1996, and is the home of the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League.

Nashville, Tennessee State capital and consolidated city-county in Tennessee, United States

Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee. The city is the county seat of Davidson County and is located on the Cumberland River. The city's population ranks 24th in the U.S. According to 2018 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the total consolidated city-county population stood at 692,587. The "balance" population, which excludes semi-independent municipalities within Davidson County, was 669,053 in 2018.

History

The first CMA awards were presented at an untelevised ceremony at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in 1967; the Entertainer of the Year award that night went to Eddy Arnold. The second annual CMA awards were presented in October 1968; NBC taped the ceremony and televised it a few weeks later. Since then, the awards have been televised live, usually in October or November, by NBC from 1969 through 1971, by CBS from 1972 through 2005, and by ABC beginning in 2006. Starting in 1968 they were held at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry (initially at Ryman Auditorium, and from 1974 through 2004 at the new Grand Ole Opry House).

Nashville Municipal Auditorium Arena in Tennessee, United States

The Nashville Municipal Auditorium is an indoor sports and concert venue in Nashville, Tennessee, which also houses the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. Constructed in 1962, the Auditorium was the first public assembly facility in the Mid South with air conditioning.

Eddy Arnold

Richard Edward "Eddy" Arnold was an American country music singer who performed for six decades. He was a Nashville sound innovator of the late 1950s, and scored 147 songs on the Billboard country music charts, second only to George Jones. He sold more than 85 million records. A member of the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame, Arnold ranked 22nd on Country Music Television's 2003 list of "The 40 Greatest Men of Country Music."

NBC American television and radio network

The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English-language commercial terrestrial television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The network is headquartered at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, with additional major offices near Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia. The network is one of the Big Three television networks. NBC is sometimes referred to as the "Peacock Network", in reference to its stylized peacock logo, introduced in 1956 to promote the company's innovations in early color broadcasting. It became the network's official emblem in 1979.

In 2005, the awards show was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Since 2006, they have been held at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. [3]

Madison Square Garden Multi-purpose indoor arena in New York City, New York, United States

Madison Square Garden, colloquially known as The Garden or in initials as MSG, is a multi-purpose indoor arena in New York City. Located in Midtown Manhattan between 7th and 8th Avenues from 31st to 33rd Streets, it is situated atop Pennsylvania Station. It is the fourth venue to bear the name "Madison Square Garden"; the first two were located on Madison Square, on East 26th Street and Madison Avenue, with the third Madison Square Garden (1925) further uptown at Eighth Avenue and 50th Street.

New York City Largest city in the United States

The City of New York, usually called either New York City (NYC) or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2018 population of 8,398,748 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 19,979,477 people in its 2018 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 22,679,948 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and exerts a significant impact upon commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, art, fashion, and sports. The city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.

Prior to 2017, the awards were generally held on the first Wednesday in November. However, since then the awards have been rescheduled for later in the month to avoid conflict with a possible game seven of Major League Baseball’s World Series, since the 2016 ceremony aired the same night as Fox’s eventual telecast of game seven of the 2016 Series, which beat the CMA Awards in the ratings.

Major League Baseball Professional baseball league

Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization, and the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. A total of 30 teams play in the National League (NL) and American League (AL), with 15 teams in each league. The NL and AL were formed as separate legal entities in 1876 and 1901, respectively. After cooperating but remaining legally separate entities beginning in 1903, the leagues merged into a single organization led by the Commissioner of Baseball in 2000. The organization also oversees Minor League Baseball, which comprises 256 teams affiliated with the Major League clubs. With the World Baseball Softball Confederation, MLB manages the international World Baseball Classic tournament.

The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB) in North America, contested since 1903 between the American League (AL) champion team and the National League (NL) champion team. The winner of the World Series championship is determined through a best-of-seven playoff, and the winning team is awarded the Commissioner's Trophy. As the series is played during the fall season in North America, it is sometimes referred to as the Fall Classic.

2016 World Series 112th edition of Major League Baseballs championship series

The 2016 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 2016 season. The 112th edition of the World Series, it was a best-of-seven playoff between the National League (NL) champion Chicago Cubs and the American League (AL) champion Cleveland Indians, the first meeting of those franchises in postseason history. The series was played between October 25 and November 2. The Indians had home-field advantage because the AL had won the 2016 All-Star Game. This was the final World Series to have home-field advantage determined by the All-Star Game results; since 2017, home-field advantage has been awarded to the team with the better record.

Eligibility and voting

Albums and songs released between July 1 of the previous calendar year and June 30 of the award show's year are eligible for consideration. [4] More than 7,300 individuals from the Country Music Association trade group vote for the nominees and winners through three rounds of balloting. [4]

Awards

Annual awards are given in the following twelve categories: Entertainer, Male Vocalist, Female Vocalist, New Artist (previously known as the Horizon Award until 2008), Vocal Group, Vocal Duo (introduced in 1970), Single, Album, Song, Musical Event (split off from the Vocal Duo award in 1988 as Vocal Event), Music Video (introduced in 1985), and Musician. [1] The distinction between the Duo and Event awards is that the former is presented to two artists who normally perform together, while the latter was specifically created to honor one-off collaborations. Nine awards are also given to radio broadcasters for Station of the Year and Personality of the Year (divided into four categories each, based on market size), as well as National Personality of the Year to the host of a nationally syndicated show. [1] Since 2012, the ceremony features a Lifetime Achievement Award. [5]

Major awards

Year Entertainer of the Year Male Vocalist of the Year Female Vocalist of the Year New Artist of the Year / Horizon AwardSong of the Year Album of the Year
2019 [6] TBATBATBATBATBATBA
2018 Keith Urban Chris Stapleton Carrie Underwood Luke Combs Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson – "Broken Halos" Golden Hour
2017 Garth Brooks Miranda Lambert Jon Pardi Taylor Swift – "Better Man" From A Room: Volume 1
2016 Carrie Underwood Maren Morris Lori McKenna – "Humble and Kind" Mr. Misunderstood
2015 Luke Bryan Miranda LambertChris Stapleton Liz Rose, Lori McKenna and Hillary Lindsey – "Girl Crush" Traveller
2014 Blake Shelton Brett Eldredge Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally, Brandy Clark – "Follow Your Arrow" Platinum
2013 George Strait Kacey Musgraves Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary – "I Drive Your Truck" Based on a True Story...
2012 Blake Shelton Hunter Hayes Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton – "Over You" Chief
2011 Taylor Swift The Band Perry Kimberly Perry – "If I Die Young" My Kinda Party
2010 Brad Paisley Zac Brown Band Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin – "The House That Built Me" Revolution
2009 Taylor SwiftBrad PaisleyTaylor Swift Darius Rucker Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller, James Otto – "In Color" Fearless
2008 Kenny Chesney Carrie Underwood Lady Antebellum Jennifer Nettles – "Stay" Troubadour
2007 Taylor Swift Bill Anderson, Jamey Johnson, Buddy Cannon – "Give It Away" It Just Comes Natural
2006 Keith Urban Carrie Underwood Craig Wiseman, Ronnie Dunn – "Believe" Time Well Wasted
2005Keith Urban Gretchen Wilson Dierks Bentley Bill Anderson, Jon Randall – "Whiskey Lullaby" There's More Where That Came From
2004Kenny Chesney Martina McBride Gretchen Wilson Craig Wiseman, Tim Nichols – "Live Like You Were Dying" When the Sun Goes Down
2003 Alan Jackson Alan Jackson Joe Nichols Doug Johnson, Kim Williams – "Three Wooden Crosses" The Man Comes Around
2002 Rascal Flatts Alan Jackson – "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" Drive
2001 Tim McGraw Toby Keith Lee Ann Womack Keith Urban Larry Cordle, Larry Shell – "Murder on Music Row" O Brother, Where Art Thou?
2000 Dixie Chicks Tim McGraw Faith Hill Brad Paisley Mark D. Sanders, Tia Sillers – "I Hope You Dance" Fly
1999 Shania Twain Martina McBride Jo Dee Messina Beth Neilsen Chapman, Annie Roboff, Rob Lerner – "This Kiss" A Place in the Sun
1998Garth BrooksGeorge Strait Trisha Yearwood Dixie Chicks Steve Wariner, Billy Kirsch – "Holes in the Floor of Heaven" Everywhere
1997 LeAnn Rimes Matraca Berg, Gary Harrison – "Strawberry Wine" Carrying Your Love with Me
1996 Brooks & Dunn Patty Loveless Bryan White Vince Gill – "Go Rest High on That Mountain" Blue Clear Sky
1995Alan JacksonVince Gill Alison Krauss Alison Krauss Gretchen Peters – "Independence Day" When Fallen Angels Fly
1994Vince Gill Pam Tillis John Michael Montgomery Alan Jackson, Jim McBride – "Chattahoochee" Common Thread
1993 Mary Chapin Carpenter Mark Chesnutt John Barlow Jarvis, Vince Gill – "I Still Believe in You" I Still Believe in You
1992Garth Brooks Suzy Bogguss Max D. Barnes, Vince Gill – "Look at Us" Ropin' the Wind
1991 Tanya Tucker Travis Tritt Tim DuBois, Vince Gill – "When I Call Your Name" No Fences
1990George Strait Clint Black Kathy Mattea Garth BrooksDon Henry, Jon Vezner – "Where've You Been" Pickin' on Nashville
1989 Ricky Van Shelton Clint BlackMax D. Barnes, Vern Gosdin – "Chiseled in Stone" Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Volume II
1988 Hank Williams, Jr. Randy Travis K. T. Oslin Ricky Van Shelton K. T. Oslin – "80's Ladies" Born to Boogie
1987 Reba McEntire Holly Dunn Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz – "Forever and Ever, Amen" Always & Forever
1986Reba McEntireGeorge Strait Randy Travis Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz – "On the Other Hand" Lost in the Fifties Tonight
1985 Ricky Skaggs Sawyer Brown Lee Greenwood – "God Bless the USA" Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind
1984 Alabama Lee Greenwood The Judds Larry Henley, Jeff Silbar – "Wind Beneath My Wings" A Little Good News
1983 Janie Fricke John Anderson Wayne Carson Thompson, Johnny Christopher, Mark James – "Always on My Mind" The Closer You Get...
1982Ricky Skaggs Ricky Skaggs Always on My Mind
1981 Barbara Mandrell George Jones Barbara Mandrell Terri Gibbs Bobby Braddock, Curly Putman – "He Stopped Loving Her Today" I Believe in You
1980 Emmylou Harris No award presented Coal Miner's Daughter Soundtrack
1979 Willie Nelson Kenny Rogers Barbara MandrellDon Schlitz – "The Gambler" The Gambler
1978 Dolly Parton Don Williams Crystal Gayle Richard Leigh – "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" It Was Almost Like a Song
1977 Ronnie Milsap Ronnie Milsap Roger Bowling, Hal Bynum – "Lucille" Ronnie Milsap: Live
1976 Mel Tillis Dolly Parton Larry Weiss – "Rhinestone Cowboy" Wanted! The Outlaws
1975 John Denver Waylon Jennings John Denver – "Back Home Again" A Legend in My Time
1974 Charlie Rich Ronnie Milsap Olivia Newton-John Don Wayne – "Country Bumpkin" A Very Special Love Song
1973 Roy Clark Charlie Rich Loretta Lynn Kenny O'Dell – "Behind Closed Doors" Behind Closed Doors
1972Loretta Lynn Charley Pride Freddie Hart – "Easy Loving" Let Me Tell You About a Song
1971Charley Pride Lynn Anderson I Won't Mention It Again
1970 Merle Haggard Merle Haggard Tammy Wynette Kris Kristofferson – "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" Okie from Muskogee
1969 Johnny Cash Johnny Cash Bob Ferguson – "The Carroll County Accident" Johnny Cash at San Quentin
1968 Glen Campbell Glen Campbell Bobby Russell – "Honey" Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison
1967 Eddy Arnold Jack Greene Loretta Lynn Dallas Frazier – "There Goes My Everything" There Goes My Everything

CMA Awards hosts

Vince Gill hosted the awards from 1992 to 2003. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have co-hosted the ceremonies together since 2008. The first ceremony in 1967 was co-hosted by Sonny James and Bobbie Gentry, but that ceremony was not televised.

See also

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