TAYLOR SWIFT WINS FOUR, INCLUDING ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
NASHVILLE Before Taylor Swift even enters her 20s, she adds four CMA Awards to her collection, winning Entertainer, Female Vocalist, Album and Music Video of the Year at “The 43rd Annual CMA Awards,” which aired live on the ABC Television Network and before a sold-out crowd at the Sommet Center in Downtown Nashville. Continue reading about the 43rd Annual Academy of CMA Awards for 2009.
2009 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL ATTENDANCE UP 7.2 PERCENT
The average daily attendance in 2009 was 56,000. By comparison, in 2008 the average daily attendance was 52,000. The uptick was felt in single concert tickets and attendance in the Festival's free zones and concert venues including Riverfront Park, which was free to the community for the first time. Read about the 2009 CMA Music Festival event.
CMA INTERNATIONAL AWARDS PRESENTED DURING 2009 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Joe Fish and Pio McCann Presented with the International Country Broadcaster Award; Roger Ryan Presented with the Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award. Continue reading about the 2009 CMA Music Festival.
Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, and Wynonna (With Special Appearance by The Judds) to Perform at 2009 CMA Music Festival
The 2009 CMA Music Festival highlights Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, and Wynonna (with a special appearance by The Judds) whoare added to the performance lineup for the Nightly Concerts on the VAULT(TM) Concert Stage at LP Field. The four-day festival takes place Thursday through Sunday, June 11-14, 2009, in Downtown Nashville. Read more about the 2009 CMA Music Festival.
Winners of the 2009 44th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
FANS NAME Carrie Underwood Entertainer of the Year
LAS VEGAS, April 6, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Winners have been announced for the 44th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded ceremony broadcast LIVE April 5, 2009 on the CBS Television Network from MGM GRAND in Las Vegas. More than half a million fans voted in the Entertainer of the Year category, and named Carrie Underwood for the evening's biggest honor.
THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC also honored Jennifer Nettles and Taylor Swift with the Crystal Milestone Award. This award is given to artists or industry leaders to commemorate a specific, remarkable achievement. Continue reading about the 2009 CMA presentation and list of winners.
2008 CMA Previous News
Winners of the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR: KENNY CHESNEY
TOP MALE VOCALIST: BRAD PAISLEY
TOP FEMALE VOCALIST: CARRIE UNDERWOOD
TOP VOCAL GROUP: RASCAL FLATTS
TOP VOCAL DUO: BROOKS & DUNN
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Nominations Announced for the 43rd ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (R) AWARDS Country Music's Party of the Year (TM)
For The First Time In Academy Of Country Music History Fans Will Vote For Entertainer Of The Year! Read more...
Fans Vote in Record Numbers to Determine the Final Nominees for the '2008 CMT Music Awards'. Brad Paisley and Sugarland Lead the Nominees of Country Music's Only Fan-Voted Awards Show with Four Nominations Each. Read more and see list of nominees..
The Academy of Country Music (ACM) is announcing that on May 16 Randy Owen and on May 17 Sugarland will perform at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas. Dick Clark, The Oak Ridge Boys, Brenda Lee and More Announced as Off-Camera Winners for the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Continue reading...
Randy Owen & Sugarland to Perform at the Fremont Street Experience During the Week Vegas Goes Country (TM) for the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards
The Academy of Country Music announced the return of Reba McEntire as host of the 43rd ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, an event which honors country music's top talent as well as the industry's hottest emerging talent. "I am celebrating my tenth anniversary of hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards," said Reba McEntire. "I'm excited to honor country music's greatest talent at this spectacular awards show."
This year's telecast, which is produced by Dick Clark Productions, Inc., will mark the unprecedented tenth time that McEntire has hosted the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. She has won 11 Academy of Country Music Awards and has 41 nominations total. In 2001 she was awarded the first annual Academy of Country Music / The Home Depot Humanitarian Award for her outstanding philanthropic work. In 2003, the Academy of Country Music awarded her the title of "Leading Lady" in recognition of her status as the all-time leading winner in the Top Female Vocalist category with seven wins.
Continue reading...Reba McEntire is a country music legend who has been delivering number one songs for more than 20 years and has sold more than 50 million records over the course of her incredible career. Her name and voice are synonymous with country music.
About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 44th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.
The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and was broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers, Barry Adelman is producer and Bob Bardo is executive in charge of production.
For more information on the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC and the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, please visit www.acmcountry.com
Source: Academy of Country Music
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The 43rd Annual Academy of CMA Awards Winners- November 2009
Winners of the 44th Annual CMA 2009- April 2009
Read the list of winners in the 16 categories voted on by the membership (excluding the Entertainer of the Year and Top New Artist categories, which were voted on by fans online)
FAST FACTS ON THIS YEAR'S 2009 CMA AWARDS:
This is Reba McEntire's eleventh year hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Carrie Underwood's win of Entertainer of the Year makes her the 7th female to take award in the 39 years of that awards history. Previous winners are Loretta Lynn (1975), Dolly Parton (1977), Barbara Mandrell (1980), Reba McEntire (1994), Shania Twain (1999) and Dixie Chicks (2000).
Carrie Underwood is now eligible for the Triple Crown Award thanks to her wins for the categories of Entertainer of the Year, Top Female Vocalist and Top New Female Vocalist, which has been won by only one other female artist - Barbara Mandrell in 2004.
Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift led the wins with three awards each. Brad Paisley won Top Male Vocalist, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year. Taylor Swift won the Crystal Milestone Award and Album of the Year for which she earned two awards as artist and producer.
Brad Paisley now holds a career total of 12 ACM Awards.
This is the first time Jamey Johnson has won as an artist. He previously won an Academy of Country Music Award in 2006 as a writer for Song of the Year for "Give It Away," which was recorded by George Strait.
First-time nominee Julianne Hough won two awards including Top New Female Vocalist and Top New Artist - both chosen by her fans via online voting.