How much is a CMA awards ticket
The Country Music Association Awards, also referred to as the CMA Awards or simply, the CMAs have been taking place since 1967. The first show was held at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium and was an untelevised ceremony. The second CMA awards took place in October 1968, and were recorded by NBC to be aired a few weeks later. Since then, the award show has been televised live, typically in October or November of every year. From 1969 till 1971, NBA aired the show; between 1972 and 2005, it was aired by CBS and since 2006, it has been aired by ABC. The awards were initially held at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. In 2005, the show took place at the Madison Square Garden in New York City and since 2006, it has been held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
The awards are held under the Country Music Association, with a mission to “heighten the awareness of Country Music and support its on-going growth by recognizing excellence in the genre, serving as a repository for critical and timely information and communication, while providing a forum for industry leadership dialogue toward its goals.”
This year, the 51st Annual CMA Awards will air live on Wednesday, 8th November, 2017 on ABC. Country stars, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will be hosting the event. If you want to catch all the latest country action live, you ought to grab these CMA Awards tickets at the earliest!
About the CMA Awards
The CMAs are meant to honor the contributions of country artists all over the US. To this day, the CMA is dedicated to promoting and furthering the reach of country music in the entire world. With more than 7,100 members involved and more than 40 countries on board, the atmosphere of the CMA Awards is a true delight for music lovers. Big names such as Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Shania Twain and Dolly Parton are all stars that you might come across on CMA Awards ceremonies.
Songs and albums released between 1st July of the previous calendar year and 30th June of the current year fit the eligibility criteria for entries. Members of the Country Music Association then vote for the nominees and winners via three different rounds of balloting. Awards are given in twelve different categories including Entertainer, Female Vocalist, Male Vocalist, New Artist, Vocal Group, Vocal Duo, Single, Album, Musical Event, Song, Musician and Music Video. Since 2012, the ceremony also gives out an award for Lifetime Achievement.
Highlights of the Past CMA Awards
Over the years, the CMA Awards have seen a lot of memorable moments. Let’s take a small trip down the memory lane.
Shania Twain – For the Ladies (1999)
In 1999, country star Shania Twain broke a 13-year long male award-winning record for the prestigious Entertainer of the Year award. It was a proud and powerful moment, with Reba McEntire handing out the award.
Faith Hill vs. Carrie Underwood (2006)
In a true battle of the country starlets, Carrie Underwood won the award for Female Vocalist of the Year in 2006. But what most people remember about that night is Faith Hill’s ugly reaction to Underwood’s victory. The singer threw a hissy fit when her name wasn’t called and it was caught on camera. Hill later explained that it was a joke – but it was one moment that no country music fan would forget!
Taylor Swift’s Senior Year (2007)
In 2007, at just 17 years of age, Taylor Swift made everyone sitting in the audience feel really old, with just nine small words. After winning the Horizon Award, the young starlet gasped in her acceptance speech, “this is definitely the highlight of my senior year!” Two years later, she went on to win the Entertainer of the Year award, becoming the youngest winner ever.
Dolly Parton’s “He’s Alive” – 1989
This song about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, backed by the impassionate vocals of Dolly Parton, made the entire audience sway to its tunes.
“Tennessee Whiskey”/”Drink You Away” – Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton - 2015
No one would have thought that a pop sensation and a traditional country singer could make such amazing music together. What these two singers created can truly never be replicated – a unique mix of Stapleton’s heavy bass vocal and Timberlake’s polished sound.
Carrie Underwood’s “Just a Dream” – 2008
This was truly one of Underwood’s most gut-wrenching performances ever. The emotion-laden song was a powerful version of her hit single.
There have been countless other truly unforgettable performances over the years at the CMAs. As the ceremony itself evolved, the artists evolved with it, giving each era a ton of memorable moments of its own. And this year promises to be even bigger and better than the previous years.