CMA Awards


The 47th Annual CMA Awards 2013 Nominees – Full List

September 10, 2013 at 10:19 am

The Country Music Association announced the nominees of the 47th Annual CMA Awards this morning, and they hold some surprises. Leading the pack are Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves, each with six nominations. The former is now by only the most generous still considered to be a country artist, and […]

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James Young, Chris Thompson and Mike Eli of the Eli Young Band stuff Crown Royal CAMO care packages to send to U.S. soldiers overseas. 
(All photos: Doug DuKane/Invision for Crown Royal/AP Images)

Country Music Stars Give Back to Troops Following CMA Awards

November 4, 2012 at 4:22 pm

After the 46th Annual CMA Awards, several artists took some time out from the party to give back to American troops, before they headed to the Big Machine Label Group’s after-party.

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Blake Shelton is crowned the Entertainer of the Year at the 46th Annual CMA Awards on November 1, 2012.
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Recap: Highlights of the 46th Annual CMA Awards – November 1, 2012

November 3, 2012 at 5:39 pm

The 46th Annual CMA Awards were held Thursday night, November 1st in downtown Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena. The live broadcast, on the ABC network, opened with Jason Aldean performing ‘Only Way I Know’ in front of a huge American flag and giving a shout out to the resilient people […]

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Brad Paisley presents Willie Nelson with the CMA Lifetime Achievement Award.
(Photo: John Russell/CMA)

Willie Nelson Honored with First CMA Lifetime Achievement Award

November 3, 2012 at 3:47 pm

During the 46th Annual CMA Awards, the very first CMA Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Willie Nelson. Brad Paisley handed the award, now to be renamed the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, to the Country Music Hall of Fame member and legendary music icon whose world-wide fame far transcends […]

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Thompson Square took home the Vocal Duo of the Year award.
(All photos: Donn Jones/CMA)

Confirmations and Surprises Among 46th Annual CMA Awards Winners

November 2, 2012 at 8:02 am

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert confirmed their star status last night, Nov 1, by retaining their respective Vocalist of the Year crowns at the 46th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, TN. Shelton was the night’s big winner; he picked up his first Entertainer of the Year award after a year […]

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CMA Awards 2012 Live Updates!

November 1, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Here. We. Go. 7:00-Great opening tune from Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Eric Church. Kinda wanted to see Eric Church play alone, but I’ll take what I can get. 7:04-Cute parody by Brad & Carrie. You guys is so funnayyy. ;D 7:07-YESSSS!!! Gangnam Style made an appearance! I love it! […]

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L-R: Brantley Gilbert, Kristian Bush, Bob DiPiero, and Brett James entertained with songs and stories at the CMA Songwriters Series in Nashville, TN.
(All photos: CMA/Karen Hicks Lawrence)

Concert Review: CMA Songwriters Series – Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN – Oct 31, 2012

November 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm

It has become a tradition. The night before the CMA Awards, Nashville turns the spotlight on some of its most successful songwriters. Last night, host Bob DiPiero brought with him Brett James, Kristian Bush and Brantley Gilbert for an entertaining evening at Marathon Music Works. Writers rounds are a combination […]

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Vince Gill, Keith Urban, Hunter Hayes Added to CMA Awards Line-up

October 24, 2012 at 10:46 pm

More performers and the first group of presenters have been announced for the 2012 CMA Awards.

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Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney and The Band Perry Added to CMA Awards Line-up

October 8, 2012 at 9:02 pm

As the person who garnered the most CMA Awards nominations this year, it’s only fitting that Eric Church was added to the line-up of performers for the November 1 award show. Also newly announced are the show’s co-host three-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Carrie Underwood, four-time Entertainer of […]

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2012 CMA Awards Nominations Hold Several Surprises

September 5, 2012 at 3:31 pm

This morning, the final nominations for the 2012 CMA Awards were announced and, along with the usual suspects, there were also several real surprises, with Eric Church grabbing the most nominations chief among these (pun totally intended). Proof of Church’s stellar year lies in the fact that he received his […]

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