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The 41st Country Music Awards (CMA)

Winners Announced For The 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on May 19, 2008

November 7, 2007
(8:00-11:00 PM/ET

Prestigious Event Once Again Open to the Public

"The 41st Annual CMA Awards" will be broadcast live on Wednesday, Nov. 7 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network from the Sommet Center in Nashville. And for the third consecutive year, the public will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to attend.

"Having the public attend the CMA Awards adds an extra level of excitement to 'Country Music's Biggest Night,'" said Tammy Genovese, CMA Chief Operating Officer.

"The enthusiasm of the fans mixed with the anticipation of the nominees creates an exciting evening for everyone.

Tickets for the 2007 CMA Awards can be purchased by logging on to; calling (615) 255-9600; or in person at the Sommet Center box office, 501 Broadway (corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, in Nashville).

Ticket prices begin at $164 (excluding applicable service/handling fees), with prices increasing depending on seating level.

The 41st Annual CMA Awards' to be Broadcast Live November 7 on the ABC Television Network. Read more...

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2007 CMA Winners

FIRST TIMERS AND VETERANS SHARE HONORS AT “THE 41st ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, and Carrie Underwood Each Win Two CMA Awards on Country Music’s Biggest Night Country Music’s newest stars and industry veteran performers stood shoulder to shoulder at “The 41st Annual CMA Awards,” as “Country Music’s Biggest Night™” honored a variety of its biggest artists. Continue reading...

2007 CMA Nominations for the Country Music's Party of the Year. List of nominees...

2007 CMA WInners to be announced.

Carrie Underwood Tops CMT Poll to Predict Winners of the '41st Annual CMA Awards' Continue reading...

Country and ABC Stars Light Up the 2007 CMA Awards: 'Desperate Housewives' James Denton, 'Private Practice's' Kate Walsh, and 'According to Jim's' Kimberly Williams-Paisley Will Host Segments of 'Country Music's Biggest Night' Continue reading...

Female Vocalist of the Year Nominee Alison Krauss and Horizon Award Nominees Jason Aldean and Kellie Pickler All Perform During 'Country Music's Biggest Night' Presenters Include Sheryl Crow, Blake Shelton and Gretchen Wilson Continue reading...


More Performers Announced for 'The 41st Annual CMA Awards'

Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley, Sugarland, Josh Turner and Carrie Underwood To Perform During "Country Music's Biggest Night. Read more...

Eagles to perform at 41st Annual CMA Awards; First-Ever Awards Show Performance by the Eagles

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Winners Announced for the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards

CMA Celebrity Close Up Series Returns To CMA Music Festival For Fifth Consecutive Year; Thursday, June 7 from 1:30-3:15 PM/CT; and 4:00-5:30 PM/CT

Country Music Superstars Brooks & Dunn Selected as Recipients of The Academy of Country Music (R)/The Home Depot (R) Humanitarian Award

Country Music & Television Superstar Reba McEntire to Host the 42nd Annual ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS Country Music's Party of the Year (TM)

The Academy of Country Music announced today the return of Reba McEntire as host of the 42nd ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, the event which honors country music's top talent as well as the industry's hottest emerging talent, will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Reba McEntire is a country music legend who 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. In 2001, after conquering the country music world many times over, Ms. McEntire set her sights on Broadway, where she starred in the hugely successful revival of Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun." Soon after, she began work on her hit WB sitcom, "Reba," for which she was awarded a 2001 People's Choice Award and a 2004 Golden Globe nomination.

"Reba #1's," her compilation album, celebrated platinum certification in 2006 and is a celebration of a career that has included 33 #1 songs, 29 albums, multiple awards and countless shows and performances.
"I am so flattered to be asked to host the Academy of Country Music Awards," said Reba McEntire. "I'm thrilled to be heading back to Las Vegas to help put on the greatest show in country music."

This year's telecast will mark the unprecedented ninth time that Ms. 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.

The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC, an artist and industry-driven organization, exists to produce a world-class network television awards show, and its associated events, to provide the financial resources to ensure the on-going philanthropic work of its Charitable Fund. The Academy, which is comprised of more than 4,500 professional members and more than 40,000 associate members, was established in 1964 and is headquartered in Encino, Calif. For more information on the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS and the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC, please visit

The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS is produced for television by dick clark productions. The show is executive produced by Allen Shapiro and R.A. Clark, and produced by Barry Adelman. The executive in charge of production is Bob Bardo, and the executive in charge is Francis LaMaina.

ENCINO, Calif., March 22, 2007 /PRNewswire/ --

2007 CMA Music Festival Is 'Time Well Wasted' as Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Billy Currington Join Performance Lineup

Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Billy Currington are the latest artist additions to the CMA Music Festival performance roster.

New father Paisley, fresh off his 2006 CMA Album of the Year Award win for Time Well Wasted, will make his only Nashville concert appearance in 2007 at CMA Music Festival. One of Country Music's most popular performers, Paisley will close the Festival with the final performance on Sunday, June 10. Paisley's new song "Ticks" is roaring up the singles chart and is the first single from a forth coming album due out this summer.

"Brad has consistently been one of Country Music's top touring artists for the past several years, and his talent and abilities have been recognized with two back-to-back CMA Entertainer of the Year Award nominations," said Tammy Genovese, CMA Chief Operating Officer. "He is a favorite with everyone, from the fans to radio and the industry. Having Brad give the grand finale performance will be a fantastic way to cap 2007 CMA Music Festival." Continue reading...

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Award-Winning Songs of the Country Music Association Vol. 3: 1997-2000 (Paperback)
by Hal Leonard Corp. (Creator)

This collector's edition folio features all 20 of the nominated and winning entries for the Country Music Association's highly coveted "Song of the Year" for 1997-2000. It includes hits by superstars such as Lonestar, LeAnn Rimes, Faith Hill, Brooks and Dunn, George Strait and others, as well as an introduction, photos of all the nominated artists, and facts about the beautiful trophy the winners receive. Songs include: Amazed * Blue * Breathe * Butterfly Kisses * Holes in the Floor of Heaven * I Hope You Dance * Strawberry Wine * This Kiss * Time Marches On * and more.

The Award-Winning Songs Of The Country Music Association - First Edition (Paperback)

by Hal Leonard Corp. (Creator)

All of the official top five songs nominated for CMA 'Song Of The Year' from 1967 to 1983. 85 selections, featuring: Always on My Mind * Behind Closed Doors * Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue * Elvira * The Gambler * I.O.U. * Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys * Swingin' * You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma.. 288 pages

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