Friday, November 2, 2012

JASON ALDEAN SELLS OUT

 Jason Aldean
JASON ALDEAN SELLS OUT SECOND FENWAY PARK SHOW AND UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA'S SANFORD STADIUM IN 45 MINUTES TODAY

Aldean Debuted New Single “The Only Way I Know” Featuring Luke Bryan
and Eric Church on Last Night’s CMA Awards
 
Nashville, TN – Nov. 2, 2012 MULTI-PLATINUM entertainer Jason Aldean continues to solidify his status as a stadium headliner as two more of his 2013 NIGHT TRAIN TOUR stadium dates sell out at a dizzying speed today.   Every ticket to the April 13 concert at University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium and the second show of a two night stand at Boston's Fenway Park on July 12 was swept up in under an hour this morning.   The first night at Fenway sold out in a record seven minutes.

"I got to open the CMA Awards last night with two of my really good friends, and then I got to wake up this morning with more sold out stadiums…are you kidding me right now?" said Aldean.  "The list of guys in country music who sell out stadiums is pretty short, it's guys like Chesney and Garth…I'm not supposed to be on that list.  It's a big testament to the hard work my band and crew put in every night out there and to the loyalty and passion of country music fans.  It doesn't get any better than this."

Fresh off the release of his fifth studio album NIGHT TRAIN which sold 409,000 copies its first week, Aldean opened the CMA Awards broadcast last night with the debut performance of the album’s second single, “The Only Way I Know,” with Luke Bryan and Eric Church.  Bryan and Church are also featured on the fan-favorite track that is available at radio now.  He also performed the album’s first single, the GOLD certified “Take A Little Ride,” which already had a three-week reign at No. one making it the longest running chart-topper of 2012.
 
For a full list of appearances and more information on NIGHT TRAIN, please visit www.jasonaldean.com.

CMA PRESENTS WESLEY ROSE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO BOB HARRIS OF BBC RADIO 2


CMA PRESENTS WESLEY ROSE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO BOB HARRIS OF BBC RADIO 2

NASHVILLE – CMA Award winners Little Big Town surprised Bob Harris of BBC Radio 2 on the CMA Awards Macy’s Walk of Stars Thursday night with the presentation of the 2012 Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award. The award was presented during the red carpet media interviews leading up to the broadcast of “The 46th Annual CMA Awards” on the ABC Television Network.
The Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award recognizes outstanding achievements in the media, which contribute to the development of Country Music outside the United States. Radio, TV, print journalists, authors, editors, television writers, producers, and PR companies who reside outside the United States are eligible to win this award.
“I feel truly honored to receive the Wesley Rose International Achievement Award,” said Harris. “For my work to be acknowledged by the Nashville Music Community and to have the award presented by Little Big Town on the Red Carpet means the world to me.
"I sincerely thank the Country Music Association, my wife Trudie, my family for their unbelievable support, and my friends and colleagues at BBC Radio 2 - station controller Bob Shennan and my producers Al Booth and Mark Hagen. None of this would be possible without them.
“I am so proud to be regarded as a UK ambassador for the music I love and I am thrilled that so many of Nashville's great artists, including Little Big Town, will be bringing their music to Britain in 2013. I hope to serve you to the best of my ability for many years to come. Thank you Nashville. You are the greatest music city on the planet.“
Harris is a respected and beloved supporter of Country Music in the United Kingdom. He started his broadcast career with the BBC more than four decades ago and was recently inducted into the British Country Music Hall of Fame. He hosted “The Old Grey Whistle Test” and was co-founder of Time Out and runs his own independent radio and television production company, The Whispering Bob Broadcasting Company, with his wife Trudie Myerscough-Harris. He has won multiple awards including the Mojo Medal in 2011, the Americana Music Association Trailblazer Award the same year, and being made an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 2011 Queen’s Honours List for “services to music broadcasting.”  
Perhaps the Mail on Sunday described Harris best as “a national treasure.”
A long-time supporter of the Country Music industry, Harris is respected for his gifts as a knowledgeable interviewer and admired for his enthusiasm for the music and willingness to help everyone from up and coming artists to the legends.
He covers the CMA Awards from Nashville for BBC Radio 2 and broadcasts “Bob Harris Country” and “The Bob Harris Show” on BBC Radio 2 each week. He received the CMA International Country Broadcaster Award in 2004.
The CMA International Awards are voted on by a confidential panel of industry executives from USA and around the world. 
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CMA Award winners Little Big Town surprised Bob Harris of BBC Radio 2 on the CMA Awards Macy’s Walk of Stars Thursday night with the presentation of the 2012 Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award. 

CMA Award winners Little Big Town surprised Bob Harris of BBC Radio 2 on the CMA Awards Macy’s Walk of Stars Thursday night with the presentation of the 2012 Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award. (l-r) Harris and Little Big Town's Phillip Sweet.

CRAIG CAMPBELL’S “OUTTA MY HEAD” BEHIND THE VIDEO TV SPECIAL AND MUSIC VIDEO

CRAIG CAMPBELL’S “OUTTA MY HEAD” BEHIND THE VIDEO TV SPECIAL
AND MUSIC VIDEO TO PREMIERE ON GAC NOVEMBER 5th

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Nashville, TN...(November 2, 2012)... Go behind the scenes with GAC and country star Craig Campbell as he films the music video for his latest hit song "Outta My Head."  The exclusive Behind The Video 30-minute TV special features interviews with cast and crew including director Mason Dixon, and chronicles the crazy sixteen-hour workday in the quaint city of Franklin, TN, just outside of Nashville.  The “Outta My Head” official music video will make its broadcast world premiere as part of the special on GAC as the show debuts on Monday, November 5th at 10:30pm ET. Check HERE for the latest schedule and airdates.  The video can also be seen online at www.gactv.com.

 “Outta My Head” is a high-octane up-tempo track with an evocative lyric that describes the struggle of lost love. Produced by Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band) and Matt Rovey and written by Brandon Kinney, Michael Carter, and Cole Swindell, the mesmerizing track showcases Campbell’s rich, warm baritone and expansive range.  The single is available for purchase HERE.

ABOUT CRAIG CAMPBELL: After moving from his hometown of Lyons, Georgia to Nashville in 2002 to pursue his country music dreams, American Country Awards nominee Craig Campbell quickly picked up work as a keyboardist in Luke Bryan and Tracy Byrd’s bands and was later discovered playing a regular gig at legendary Nashville honky-tonk, The Stage. The singer-songwriter has earned well-deserved praise from the country’s toughest critics for his self-titled debut album, which released in April of 2011. Campbell’s autobiographical lead single, “Family Man” was a top 15 hit followed by “Fish” which has sold a quarter of a million downloads. His current smash “Outta My Head” is the lead single from his sophomore album, set to release early next year. To learn more about Craig, visit www.craigcampbell.tv and follow him on Twitter @craigcampbelltv.

About Great American Country (GAC):  Great American Country is the leader in country music entertainment, and delivers to viewers the widest variety of country music, its artists and the lifestyles they influence. GAC broadcasts original country music programming, music performance specials, live concerts and music videos. GAC is available in more than 62 million households and online at http://www.GACTV.com.

GAC is owned by Scripps NetworksInteractive, the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, including HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel. Scripps Networks is based in Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Chevy Chase, Md. and Nashville, and is a unit of Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE:SNI).

If you are a member of the media, please log on to the Scripps Networks Online Media Center (http://newsroom.scrippsnetworks.com) for the latest brand news, useful photos and graphics, detailed programming information, contacts and current research.
 

Corey Wagar Reacts To Hurricane Sandy

Country Music’s Rockin’ Phenomenon Corey Wagar Reacts To Hurricane Sandy
 
All eyes have been on the east coast this week as Hurricane Sandy ripped through Corey Wagar’s home state of New Jersey.

“Prayers go out to all my family, friends and fans,” expresses Corey. “I cannot believe what happened in such a short amount of time. I had many amazing memories on the shore and I’m proud to be a Jersey girl! Let’s build this thing back up. Revive, Rebuild, Recover…Jersey strong!”

Even though this wild weather had Corey all concerned, she did not skip a beat when it came to CMA week. She performed in front of over 150 radio contest winners during their CMA Welcome Reception and signed autographs for all the fans!
 
This sweet and sassy gal has been making her way to the top of the Music Row CountryBreakout chart each week with her latest single Take Ya Back, including getting the #1 slot on the Renegade Radio Nashville/Nashville.com Hot 40 Countdown.
 
Showing off her mesmerizing vocals, Take Ya Back was penned by Corey and successful songwriters Beau Fuller and CeCe DuBois and showcases her true dedication to country music with the inclusion of fiddles and a steel guitar. Staying true to her ‘Jersey meets Nashville’ sound, this song is no exception with the vibrant energy it embodies.
 
With her commanding vocals, infectious spirit and passionate songwriting, Corey has teamed up with some of country music’s best-known songwriters and opened for artists including Dierks Bentley, The Charlie Daniels Band and LeAnn Rimes.  Her previous hit, I Hate My Boyfriend was a fiery girl-power anthem that reached #32 on the MusicRow charts. With her career accelerating rapidly at every turn, she made her way to Hollywood this past season of American Idol and with a rapidly growing fan base, killer talent, and crowd-stopping vocal ability, country music’s latest spitfire is bound to have wildfire success. For more information on Corey and to see the video for Take Ya Back, please visit www.coreywagar.com. 

STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHER CAITLIN SELLE RECEIVES 2012 CMA CLOSE UP AWARD OF MERIT


STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHER CAITLIN SELLE RECEIVES 2012 CMA CLOSE UP AWARD OF MERIT

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association has selected Lipscomb University junior student Caitlin Selle as the recipient of the 2012 CMA Close Up Award of Merit. The award was created in 2007 to honor the student journalist or photographer who demonstrated the most creativity, dedication, and promise in covering the CMA Music Festival on assignment from CMA.
Selle, 20, was presented the award during the backstage press conference coverage of “The 46th Annual CMA Awards” Thursday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
“CMA is proud to foster up-and-coming music journalists and photojournalists by offering them the tools and opportunities to hone their skills,” said Wendy Pearl, CMA Vice President of Corporate Communications.
Candidates for the CMA Close Up Award of Merit were chosen based on recommendations from department heads in journalism, photography, and equivalent programs at several universities and colleges. The final team of five reporters and three photojournalists covered all aspects of the 2012 CMA Music Festival, under direction from Bob Doerschuk, Editor of CMA Close Up. Their work was posted daily during the Festival and has been archived at CMAfest.com.
“Caitlin has solid journalistic skills, with plenty of impressive clips in her catalog,” said Doerschuk. “And as a photographer, she shows a rare gift for capturing everyday images, whether of live music or quiet landscapes, with originality and poetic sensibility. The fact that she works extremely well under pressure, with poise, confidence and patience under demanding circumstances, makes her an ideal candidate for our award.”
Born and raised in Tega Cay, S.C., 20 miles southwest of Charlotte, N.C., Selle was recruited by Lipscomb University and offered a scholarship for Cross Country and Track, which she turned down in order to major in Public Relations. But with her mother, aunt and uncle all having studied art, she developed a strong interest in photography. While planning to pursue a career in communications, she considers that photography will be a valuable source of future supplemental income and creative stimulus. Her work can be viewed at caitlinsellebtlphotography.wordpress.com.
“Winning this award came as great surprise to me because I know I have much to learn as a photographer,” Selle said. “I strongly feel that it helps validate me as a photographer and it's encouraging to know that the CMA team sees promise in my work. I am truly honored to win the CMA Close Up Award of Merit.”
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The Country Music Association has selected Lipscomb University junior student Caitlin Selle as the recipient of the 2012 CMA Close Up Award of Merit. (l-r) CMA Close Up Editor Bob Doerschuck and Selle.
Photo credit: Jamie Schramm/CMA  

Hunter Hayes performs at LP Field at the 2012 CMA Music Festival.
Photo credit: Caitlin Selle / CMA.  

LP Field and the Nashville skyline glow during the 2012 CMA Music Festival. .
Photo credit: Caitlin Selle / CMA.  

“CMT INSIDER” PRODUCERS JENNIFER MEYER AND RAY SELLS RECEIVE 2012 CMA MEDIA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD


“CMT INSIDER” PRODUCERS JENNIFER MEYER AND RAY SELLS RECEIVE 2012 CMA MEDIA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

NASHVILLE – The team of Jennifer Meyer (Senior Producer) and Ray Sells (Supervising Producer) of “CMT Insider,” a half-hour weekly Country Music-centric entertainment magazine program airing on CMT, were presented the 2012 CMA Media Achievement Award backstage in the media center during “The 46th Annual CMA Awards.”
“Wow! How fabulous to be recognized by the publicists Ray and I work closely with on a daily basis,” said Meyer. “We have been lucky to make TV shows about Country Music for almost 20 years and loved every minute of it.”
“What a tremendous honor! As I look over the journalists who’ve won this award over the years, I’m truly humbled,” said Sells. “I’m especially proud to win this honor from such a prestigious organization and share it with a great friend.”
“Jennifer and Ray are well respected within the industry and are highly regarded for their creativity, integrity, and passion for Country Music and the artists they cover for CMT,” said CMA Vice President of Corporate Communications Wendy Pearl. “They are a great team and have contributed to the development of many artist careers as well as championing our legends.”
Their work has helped make “CMT Insider” one of the highest-rated shows on CMT. Meyer, Sells, and their staff of reporters and video journalists regularly cover all major Country Music events including the CMA Awards and CMA Music Festival. In addition to their work at “CMT Insider,” Meyer and Sells also worked closely together as a team at their previous employer, Jim Owens & Associates.     
Since 2001, Meyer has worked for MTV Networks in the CMT News Department, first as the Coordinating Producer and currently as the Senior Producer for “CMT Insider.” She is responsible for generating stories, booking video shoots, and managing staff to produce the weekly entertainment news program.
Previously, Meyer served as the CMA Creative Services Manager from June 2000 to June 2001, where she created editorial content and oversaw production of the bi-monthly member magazine CMA Close Up as well as the annual program books for both the CMA Awards and Fan Fair. From 1993-1999, she was employed by Jim Owens & Associates, first as Assignment Manager and later as Program Manager where she managed the newsgathering operation of more than 30 reporters, writers, and video journalists, and generated stories for programs including “Crook and Chase,” “TNN Country News,” “This Week in Country Music,” and more.
Before entering entertainment journalism, Meyer served as Assignment Manager at WKRN-TV (ABC/Nashville) from 1992-1993 and KNTV-TV (NBC/San Jose) from 1990-1991; Assignment Editor at KRON-TV (NBC/Oakland) from 1987-1990; and a news writer at KICU-TV (Independent/San Jose) in 1987. 
Meyer graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio/Television Journalism. She won a PRISM Award for the CMT News Special “Addicted to Addiction” in 2005; a Peabody Award for field-producing an investigative story on political lobbyists for WKRN-TV in 1993; and, as part of the News Operation team, received a Regional Emmy Award for News Excellence during her tenure at WKRN-TV in 1993.       
Sells is currently employed at MTV Networks in the CMT News Department as the Supervising Producer of “CMT Insider,” a role he has held since 2004. In this role he supervises a staff of 20 producers, reporters, editors, and more, and is involved in every aspect of production, running the studio and on-location taping with the program’s host, serving as script editor, leading the weekly pitch meetings, supervising post-production, and more. He also works closely with CMT’s online division to optimize synergy between broadcast and the Internet.
Previously, Sells was a producer of long-form programming for Tangible Vision from 2002-2004, where he oversaw production of long-form music documentary specials, conducted on-camera interviews with celebrities, and supervised post-production schedules.  From 2000-2002, he was a producer for the television series “Our Place” for Reid Land Productions which aired on HGTV.  In that role, Sells developed creative ideas and implemented field segments, supervised field shoots on location in cities around the country, conducted on-camera interviews, and both wrote and offline edited segments for each season of shows. From 1990-1999, Sells worked as Senior Producer with Jim Owens & Associates, where he developed and produced various series and specials on Country Music, including “Crook and Chase,” “This Week in Country Music,” “TNN Country News,” and more.   
Sells graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism and Minors in both English and Theater.
The CMA Media Achievement Award was established to recognize outstanding achievements in media as they relate to Country Music. Print and Internet journalists, columnists, authors, and editors; television writers, producers and bookers; and syndicated radio reporters are eligible to win this award.
CMA member publicists nominate media candidates for consideration. The top five nominees are collected and sent to the publicist panel for a second round of voting. The overall winner is presented to the Awards and Recognition Committee and then approved by the CMA Board of Directors.
Past winners of the Media Achievement Award include:
1982 Jack Hurst                      
1983 Neil Hickey                    
1984 Dolly Carlisle
1985 Red O’Donnell               
1986 No Award                      
1987 David Zimmerman
1988 Robert K. Oermann       
1989 Bob Claypool                 
1990 Dick Heard
1991 No Award                      
1992 Mark McEwen              
1993 Lynn Lester
1994 Judy Massa                    
1995 Clay Smith                     
1996 Tisi Aylward
1997 Jay Orr                          
1998 Chet Flippo                    
1999 Hazel Smith
2000 Neil Pond                       
2001 Harry Chapman            
2002 Jim Patterson
2003 Denise Quan                 
2004 Alanna Nash                  
2005 Mark Bracco
2006 Donna Hughes               
2007 Storme Warren             
2008 Monica Escobedo
2009 Cynthia Sanz                  
2010 Beville Darden              
2011 Ashley Dvorkin

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The team of Jennifer Meyer (Senior Producer) and Ray Sells (Supervising Producer) of “CMT Insider,” a half-hour weekly Country Music-centric entertainment magazine program airing on CMT, were presented the 2012 CMA Media Achievement Award backstage in the media center during “The 46th Annual CMA Awards.” (l-r) Sells, Meyer, and CMA Vice President of Corporate Communication Wendy Pearl.
Photo credit: Jamie Schramm/CMA. 

WILLIE NELSON PRESENTED WITH THE CMA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD


WILLIE NELSON PRESENTED WITH THE CMA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

NASHVILLE – Country Music Hall of Fame member and musical icon Willie Nelson was presented with the inaugural CMA Lifetime Achievement Award Thursday during “The 46th Annual CMA Awards.”
On receiving the two-foot tall Award from Brad Paisley, Nelson smiled and said, "Wow. You could do push-ups with this. This is a great honor. Thank you to the CMA."
“Willie is an iconic musical legend and innovator,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Even as he approaches his 80th birthday, Willie continues to be a lasting and meaningful influence on our music and artists. There is no one more deserving of this honor than Mr. Willie Nelson.”
The Lifetime Achievement Award was created and meant to be presented to an iconic artist who has attained the highest degree of recognition in Country Music. The award recognizes an artist who has achieved both national and international prominence and stature through concert performances, humanitarian efforts, philanthropy, record sales, and public representation at the highest level.
In creating the award, the CMA Board of Directors determined that the artists receiving this award must have positively impacted and contributed to the growth of the genre throughout a course of years that have proven to have an unprecedented and provides historical impact on fans and industry alike.
The Award was approved by the CMA Board in July. And now that it has been presented to Nelson, it will be renamed the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Brad Paisley surprised Willie Nelson with the first-ever Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at “The 46th Annual CMA Awards.”
Photo credit: John Russell/CMA. 

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BLAKE SHELTON AND MIRANDA LAMBERT MAKE IT A FAMILY AFFAIR AT “THE 46th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS”


BLAKE SHELTON AND MIRANDA LAMBERT MAKE IT A FAMILY AFFAIR AT “THE 46th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS”
Shelton Receives Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year Awards; Lambert Is Named Female Vocalist of the Year; Eric Church, Little Big Town and Thompson Square Win Their First CMA Awards; Willie Nelson Receives the First CMA Lifetime Achievement Award, Which Will Now be Known as the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award
NASHVILLE – Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton continued their reigns as Country Music’s Female and Male Vocalists of the Year at “The 46th Annual CMA Awards,” with Shelton also securing his first victory in the coveted Entertainer of the Year category.
“The 46th Annual CMA Awards” was hosted for the fifth time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on the ABC Television Network.
Lambert and Shelton made history by winning Female and Male Vocalist of the Year for the third consecutive year. Shelton and Lambert also won Song of the Year for “Over You.” Although three married couples have been previously nominated for CMA Song of the Year Awards honors – Ed and Patsy Bruce for “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” in 1978, Sanger D. “Whitey” Shafer and Darlene Shafer for “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind” in 1985, and “All My Ex’s Live in Texas,” written by Whitey Shafer and his fourth wife Lydia Shafer in 1987 – Lambert and Shelton are the first to take the prize.
First-time CMA Awards winners include Eric Church for Album of the Year Chief, Little Big Town for Vocal Group and Single of the Year (“Pontoon”), Hunter Hayes for New Artist of the Year, and Thompson Square for Vocal Duo of the Year. As producer of both Chief and “Pontoon,” Jay Joyce was awarded for Album and Single of the Year, also marking his debut as a CMA Award winner.
In presentations made before the broadcast, Mac McAnally earned his fifth Musician of the Year victory.
Earlier on Thursday, two CMA Awards were presented live on ABC’s “Good Morning America” from Times Square in New York. Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw won Musical Event of the Year for “Feel Like a Rock Star.” CMA Music Video of the Year honors went to Toby Keith and director Michael Salomon for “Red Solo Cup.”
In a special tribute to Country Music Hall of Fame member Willie Nelson, Lady Antebellum performed “You Were Always on My Mind” and “Crazy,” then Shelton, Keith Urban, and Nelson’s longtime harmonica player Mickey Raphael joined on “Whiskey River.” Faith Hill and McGraw followed in a duet appearance, singing “Good Hearted Woman.” Nelson joined them all, strapped on his trademark guitar “Trigger” and sang “On the Road Again.” Paisley then surprised Nelson with the first-ever CMA Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be renamed the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.
Full 2012 CMA Awards details, including nominations and performers are available at CMAawards.com, which also includes CMA Awards history, a searchable database of past CMA Awards nominees and winners, host information, merchandise and much more. The CMA Awards Store has T-shirts, hoodies, hats, mugs, tote bags and more official merchandise for fans to purchase online. Fans can connect with CMA online at Facebook.com/CMA, Twitter.com/CountryMusic (#CMAawards), YouTube.com/CountryMusicAssoc, Pinterest.com/CMAworld, and by downloading the free CMA Awards app available for iPhone and Android.
The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the 11,000 industry professional members of CMA, which was formed in 1958 as the first trade organization to promote an individual genre of music. The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on NBC television for the first time – making it the longest-running annual music awards program on network television. The Awards aired on NBC through 1971 and on the CBS Television Network from 1972 through 2005. The CMA Awards moved to ABC in 2006, where it will remain through 2021.
“The 46th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and David Wild is the writer.
The Winners of “The 46th Annual CMA Awards” are:
Entertainer of the Year
Blake Shelton
Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Male Vocalist of the Year
Blake Shelton
New Artist of the Year
Hunter Hayes
Vocal Group of the Year
Little Big Town
Vocal Duo of the Year
Thompson Square
Album of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
Chief
Eric Church
Produced by Jay Joyce
EMI Records Nashville

Single of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
 
“Pontoon”
Little Big Town
Produced by Jay Joyce
Capitol Records Nashville

Song of the Year
(Award goes to Songwriter(s))
“Over You”
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton

Musical Event of the Year
(Award goes to each Artist)
“Feel Like a Rock Star”
Kenny Chesney
(duet with Tim McGraw)
Blue Chair Records/Columbia Nashville

Music Video of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Director)
 
“Red Solo Cup”
Toby Keith
Directed by Michael Salomon

Musician of the Year
Mac McAnally – Guitar
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Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton continued their reigns as Country Music’s Female and Male Vocalists of the Year at “The 46th Annual CMA Awards,” with Shelton also securing his first victory in the coveted Entertainer of the Year category. The couple also won Song of the Year for “Over You.” Although three married couples have been previously nominated for CMA Song of the Year Awards honors, Lambert and Shelton are the first to take the prize. 
Photo credit: Donn Jones/CMA. 

Little Big Town won their first CMA Awards for Vocal Group and Single of the Year (“Pontoon”) at “The 46th Annual CMA Awards.”
Photo credit: Donn Jones/CMA. 

Eric Church won his first CMA Award for Album of the Year for Chief at “The 46th Annual CMA Awards.”
Photo credit: Donn Jones/CMA. 

Thompson Square won their first CMA Award for Vocal Duo of the Year at “The 46th Annual CMA Awards.”
Photo credit: Donn Jones/CMA. 

Hunter Hayes won his first CMA Award for New Artist of the Year at “The 46th Annual CMA Awards.”
Photo credit: Donn Jones/CMA. 

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Country Music News International Newsletter February 22. 2017

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Sylvia To Appear on Ernest Tubb Record Shop’s Midnite Jamboree This Weekend in Nashville

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Country Music News International Newsletter February 23. 2017

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