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Chevrolet emblem® Chevy™ Silverado® WEDNESDAYS 10|9c #Nashville Full episodes available on .com or download the app TABLE OF CONTENTS the 47th annual cma awards inside front cover ADVERTISERS INDEX 4 WELCOME TO “COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT” 6 APPEARING AT THE CMA AWARDS 8 WELCOME FROM PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA 10 WELCOME FROM TENNESSEE GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM AND NASHVILLE MAYOR KARL DEAN TROY TOMLINSON AND PRESIDENT ED HARDY 12 WELCOME FROM BOARD CHAIRMAN 14 NOMINEES ANNOUNCEMENTS 16 “THE 47 TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” NOMINEES 18 HOSTS BRAD PAISLEY AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD 22 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES 32 NOMINATED ARTISTS 62 MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR NOMINEES 66 NOMINATED PRODUCERS 70 MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR NOMINEES 72 SONG OF THE YEAR NOMINEES 74 CMA’S COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME 2013 INDUCTEES 78 PLATINUM ORGANIZATIONAL CMA MEMBERS 79 ORGANIZATIONAL CMA MEMBERS 84 PAST CMA AWARDS WINNERS 91 CMA BROADCAST AWARDS 94 CMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 96 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL THANK YOU 98 2012 CMA AWARDS PRESENTERS AND RED CARPET ARRIVALS 100 2012 CMA AWARDS PERFORMERS 102 2012 CMA AWARDS WINNERS 103 CREDITS 104 THANK YOU 49 dewitt stern 25 fifth third private back cover bank bmi 29 greenberg traurig inside back cover 2014 cma music festival 45 hemphill brothers coach company tickets 53 hilton nashville downtown 1 abc’s “nashville” 7 american airlines 27 kidde 31 nashville 5 anheuser busch lifestyles 13 ascap 33 omni hotel 15 at&t 63 pancoast benefits 49 bridgestone arena 17 patrón spirits company 23 broken bow records 19 people country 41 carl black 3 pepsi (mountain chevrolet dew) nashville 57 premiere radio 63 cmacloseup.com 59 prevost 37 cma country christmas 43 sesac 65 cma instrumental 21 sony music healthcare nashville 69 cma membership 39 suntrust bank 61 cma music 51 transitions festival 2014 53 union station 9 cma social scene hotel nashville 55 country music 45 vanderbilt hall of fame bill wilkerson and museum center 35 country weekly 90 wxfl / big river 47 dassault falcon broadcasting jet corp. chevrolet special thanks to all of the cma awards program book advertisers! 2 M O U N T A I N D E W速 I S A P R O U D S P O N S O R O F T H E 4 7 T H A N N U A L C M A A W A R D S MOUNTAIN DEW, DEW, MTN DEW and the MTN DEW Logo are registered trademarks of PepsiCo, Inc. XTN170002 WELCOME TO the 47th annual cma awards “ c o u n t r y m u s i c’s b i g g e st n i g h t ” WEDNESDAY NOV. 6, 2013 BRIDGESTONE ARENA NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 7:00 pm Live three-hour broadcast on the ABC Television Network 10:00 pm CMA Awards After Party (Invitation only) The 47th installment of “Country Music’s Biggest Night” is ushered in by the dawning of an expanded digital age, where interactivity gives fans unprecedented access to their favorite artists and shows. It’s hard to imagine that the hosts of the first CMA Awards (“Banquet and Show,” as it was called) in 1967, Bobbie Gentry and Sonny James, would have predicted that fans would be watching TV, interacting on their mobile phones, and talking about the show on their computers simultaneously. This year at the 2013 CMA Awards, we are giving you more opportunity to get more involved in the show than ever before. Be sure to on download Awards light backgroundsthe CMA on dark backgrounds app in the Apple and Google Play stores for exclusive content, including an insider’s view of backstage, red carpet, front of stage, the press room and more. YOUTUBE LOGO SPECS 4:00 pm Red Carpet Arrivals begin 6:00 pm Bridgestone Arena doors open 6:15 pm Pre-broadcast presentations PRINT main red standard standard PMS 1795C C0 M96 Y90 K2 gradient bottom PMS 1815C C13 M96 Y81 K54 We also encourage you to tweet, Facebook, Instagram, Vine and any other way you socialize using the hastag #CMAawards to let the world know that Nashville deserves its attention tonight! 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P e l Goog Find us on socials! #CMAawards CMAAWARDS.COM HAS EXCLUSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENES COVERAGE Go backstage, on stage, and in the audience of the CMA Awards with exclusive live stream coverage of the red carpet, backstage correspondence during the broadcast, press conference, audience cams and more! All exclusively at CMAawards.com. WELCOME TO Dear Friends, On behalf of the great State of Tennessee, the 47th annual I am pleased to extend a warm welcome to the fans, cma awards participants and guests of The 47th Annual CMA Awards. We are honored that the CMA Awards has again chosen to host “Country Music’s Biggest Night” in Nashville, Tennessee, the home of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Ryman Auditorium, and Grand Ole Opry. For more than fifty years Tennessee has been the proud home of the songwriters, publishing companies, music producers, session musicians, recording engineers, recording artists, and countless other contributors of the Country Music Industry. Crissy and I offer our thanks and best wishes to all of these artists and industry professionals as well as all those being honored by these awards tonight. We encourage you to continue sharing your musical talents and Southern Hospitality as you travel around the world serving as ambassadors of one our great state’s most valued resources – Country Music. I invite all Tennesseans to join me in thanking the Country Music Industry for all they have done to make Tennessee an even better place to live, work, and raise a family. Again, Crissy and I are glad to welcome all those involved with the CMA Awards and are proud that music’s greatest city is again hosting “Country Music’s Biggest Night.” Warmest regards, Bill Haslam, Governor of Tennessee Dear Country Music fans: As Mayor of Music City, it is a pleasure to welcome each of you to Nashville as you take part in the 47th Annual CMA Awards. We are honored, along with the Country Music Association, to celebrate the extraordinary art of Country music, its artists and fans. This is not only Country Music’s Biggest Night for artists and industry professionals but also for loyal fans present and watching from home. Whether you are visiting us for the first time or have been to Nashville before, I am certain that you will have the opportunity to experience the Southern hospitality and friendliness that our city is famous for. While in Music City, I encourage you to visit our city’s many landmarks, including the brand new Music City Center, which is steps away from Nashville’s world class hotels, gourmet restaurants and live music venues. Please also consider visiting our cultural sites, like the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and historical sites, such as the Hermitage (home of President Andrew Jackson) and Fort Negley. In addition, I encourage you to round out your visit with a stop by the Parthenon, one of our most beloved icons, located in beautiful Centennial Park. It is my sincere wish that your visit is a great success and you have the opportunity to experience firsthand why Rolling Stone Magazine selected Nashville the No. 1 live music scene in the country and Condé Nast Traveler named Nashville one of five cities to visit in 2013. Enjoy your stay, and we hope to see you back in years to come. Best regards, Karl F. Dean, Mayor of Nashville 10 WELCOME TO the 47th annual cma awards Dear Friends and Fans, Welcome to “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” live from Nashville, Tenn. on the ABC Television Network. It is with great pleasure and an honor to share with you “Country Music’s Biggest Night!” The CMA proudly acts as the tie that binds together an entire Country community working tirelessly to bring America’s music to fans around the world. We welcome all of you, fans and industry alike, as we recognize and celebrate the musical achievements and entertainment excellence of our 2013 CMA Awards nominees. As an industry, we not only look back tonight to the outstanding work of the genre’s recording artists, but we also hold up the outstanding work of the producers, directors, musicians, songwriters, radio stations and all the many men and women who work behind the scenes creating, marketing and promoting Country Music worldwide. I, along with our CMA Board of Directors, CMA Board President Ed Hardy and the CMA staff, congratulate all our honored nominees for their limitless passion and effort in reaching new audiences. For the past five years, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have brought their never-ending enthusiasm and talent to the show each year, and for that we thank them. As they host their sixth consecutive show, the many hours of writing, preparation, promotion and rehearsals that it takes to host this show deserves a round of applause. Carrie and Brad are representatives of the greatest talent in Country Music, and exemplify the strength and future of this genre. I also express my gratitude to our Executive Producer Robert Deaton for his passion and creativity, and to everyone at ABC for their important partnership with CMA in delivering America’s music to the world. It is both an honor and a privilege to serve as CMA Chairman of the Board and to work with such gifted and creative talent. I can’t imagine a vocation that could bring me more joy and fulfillment. Thank you for making “Country Music’s Biggest Night” part of your lives. Enjoy the show! Troy Tomlinson, CMA Board Chairman Dear Fans and Friends, On behalf of the Country Music Association, the Board of Directors, and the more than 6,500 CMA members worldwide, it is my pleasure to welcome you to “The 47th Annual CMA Awards,” broadcast live from Music City, U.S.A. on ABC. Tonight is an exciting time for the entire Country Music community, as we gather to recognize those who have achieved the highest levels in the genre. The CMA Award is a unique recognition of excellence that has become Country’s pinnacle of achievement since the first Awards took place in 1967 at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville. Today, the crystal CMA Award is the ultimate career milestone for the Country artists, songwriters, directors and producers who work year-round to delight and entertain fans worldwide. There is no better illustration of the dedication and excellence in the Country genre than through the work of Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, who are celebrating their sixth consecutive year as cohosts. We are grateful for the time they spend away from their own highly successful careers to prepare for this special night. We are fortunate to have them as ambassadors for Country Music, and we cannot thank them enough for the passion, joy and humor they bring each year to the CMA Awards. The CMA Awards is also about recognizing excellence among our constituents, and that includes the many radio professionals who are a vital link between artists and fans. We honor the best in Country radio with the CMA Broadcast Awards during the pre-broadcast. To the CMA members, the media, our corporate partners, and all the dedicated fans tuning in around the globe, we’re delighted to have you with us tonight to take part in one of the Country’s grandest traditions. Now, it’s time to celebrate! Enjoy the show! Edward T. Hardy CMA Board President 12 ALL OF OUR 2013 CMA AWARDS NOMINEES BRANDY CLARK CONGRATULATES SHANE McANALLY JESSI ALEXANDER JOSH OSBORNE BIG & RICH LOVE AND THEFT KIP MOORE KELLY CLARKSON SUGARLAND LADY ANTEBELLUM DARIUS RUCKER GEORGE STRAIT PISTOL ANNIES NELLY ZAC BROWN BAND MARK BRIGHT • PAUL FRANKLIN • DANN HUFF • FRANK LIDDELL • MAX MARTIN JOEY MOI • FRANK ROGERS • SHELLBACK • BUTCH WALKER • DAN WILSON • GLENN WORF The only member owned and operated performing rights organization in the U.S. NEW YORK | LOS ANGELES | NASHVILLE | ATLANTA | MIAMI | LONDON | PUERTO RICO www.ascap.com | Follow ASCAP /ascap @ascap /ascap /ascap_music NOMINEES PRESS CONFERENCE the 47th annual cma awards C MA Awa r d s Nominees from New York to Nas h v i l l e The nominees for “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” and 2013 CMA Broadcast Awards were given the cross-country treatment from New York to Nashville on Sept. 10. Florida Georgia Line and Sheryl Crow kicked off the day, announcing five of the 12 CMA Awards categories live on ABC’s “Good Morning America” in New York’s Times Square, then crossing the street to reveal the remainder of the nominees at the Best Buy Theater. Back in Nashville, four-time CMA Awards winner Steve Wariner performed songs from his new album and announced the finalists for the 2013 CMA Broadcast Awards at CMA headquarters. sheryl crow and brian kelley and tyler hubbard of florida georgia line join lara spencer on good morning america” in new york’s times square. “good morning america” correspondents lara spencer, josh elliott, and robin roberts with sheryl crow after her performance on “good morning america.” steve wariner announces the 2013 broadcast awards finalists at cma headquarters in nashville. abc vp of alternative series and specials mark bracco, tyler hubbard of florida georgia line, sheryl crow, brian kelley of florida georgia line and cma board president ed hardy at the best buy theater in times square. 14 photos: Nashville – Donn Jones; Best Buy – Kevin Yatarola; GMA – Fred Lee/ABC ÂŽ Find your favorite artists on the new Country Deep app exclusively on AT&T U-verse. Switch to U-verse today and take your love of country music to an all-new level. ATT.COM/gocountry Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse services. Call or go to att.com/gocountry to see if you qualify. Requires AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Elite service or higher. ÂŠ2013 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T and the AT&T logo are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. THE NOMINEES the 47th annual cma awards F e mal e V o cal i st of the year Vocal Group of the year Album of the year (award goes to artist and producer(s)) KELLY CLARKSON MIRANDA LAMBERT KACEY MUSGRAVES TAYLOR SWIFT CARRIE UNDERWOOD ELI YOUNG BAND LADY ANTEBELLUM LITTLE BIG TOWN THE BAND PERRY ZAC BROWN BAND BASED ON A TRUE STORY Blake Shelton Produced by Scott Hendricks Warner Bros. Records BLOWN AWAY Carrie Underwood Produced by Mark Bright 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville RED Taylor Swift Produced by Jeff Bhasker, Scott Borchetta, Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Butch Walker, and Dan Wilson Big Machine Records SAME TRAILER DIFFERENT PARK Kacey Musgraves Produced by Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, and Kacey Musgraves Mercury Records TORNADO Little Big Town Produced by Jay Joyce Capitol Records Nashville E n t e r ta i n e r of the year Male V o cal i s t of the year Vocal Duo of the year JASON ALDEAN LUKE BRYAN BLAKE SHELTON GEORGE STRAIT TAYLOR SWIFT Single of the year (award goes to artist and producer(s)) JASON ALDEAN LUKE BRYAN ERIC CHURCH BLAKE SHELTON KEITH URBAN BIG & RICH FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE LOVE AND THEFT SUGARLAND THE CIVIL WARS THOMPSON SQUARE M u s i cal Eve n t of the year (award goes to each artist) New Artist of the year “CRUISE” Florida Georgia Line Produced by Joey Moi Republic Nashville “HIGHWAY DON’T CARE” Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban Produced by Byron Gallimore and Tim McGraw Big Machine Records “MAMA’S BROKEN HEART” Miranda Lambert Produced by Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf, and Chuck Ainlay RCA Nashville “MERRY GO ‘ROUND” Kacey Musgraves Produced by Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, and Kacey Musgraves Mercury Records “WAGON WHEEL” Darius Rucker Produced by Frank Rogers Capitol Records Nashville “BOYS ‘ROUND HERE” Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies Warner Bros. Records “CRUISE” Florida Georgia Line with Nelly Republic Nashville “DON’T RUSH” Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill 19 Recordings/RCA Nashville “HIGHWAY DON’T CARE” Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban Big Machine Records “THE ONLY WAY I KNOW” Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church Broken Bow Records LEE BRICE BRETT ELDREDGE FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE KIP MOORE KACEY MUSGRAVES MUSIC VI DEO of the year “BLOWN AWAY” Carrie Underwood Directed by Randee St. Nicholas “BOYS ‘ROUND HERE” Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies Directed by Trey Fanjoy “DOWNTOWN” Lady Antebellum Directed by Peter Zavadil “HIGHWAY DON’T CARE” Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban Directed by Shane Drake “MAMA’S BROKEN HEART” Miranda Lambert Directed by Trey Fanjoy “TORNADO” Little Big Town Directed by Shane Drake Song of the year (award goes to songwriter(s)) “I DRIVE YOUR TRUCK” Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, and Jimmy Yeary “MAMA’S BROKEN HEART” Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, and Kacey Musgraves “MERRY GO ‘ROUND” Kacey Musgraves, Josh Osborne, and Shane McAnally “PONTOON” Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird, and Barry Dean “WAGON WHEEL” Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor Musician of the year SAM BUSH (mandolin) PAUL FRANKLIN (steel guitar) DANN HUFF (guitar) BRENT MASON (guitar) MAC McANALLY (guitar) 16 Perfection has a darker side. An extraordinary blend of Patr贸n tequila and the pure, natural essence of the finest coffee. simply perfect. simplyperfect.com The perfect way to enjoy Patr贸n is responsibly. 漏 2011 The Patr贸n Spirits Company, Las Vegas, NV. 35% Alc./Vol. hosts the 47th annual cma awards B rad Pai s l e y an d Car r i e U n d e rwo o d Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood take the mic as hosts of the CMA Awards for the sixth consecutive year. For the past five, they have created some memorable moments for fans, dressing in various costumes, making up new twists on old songs, playing with dolls and even bantering with a photo: Bob D'Amico talking pig. continued on page 20 ... 18 速 LOOK FOR THE DECEMBER ISSUE ON SALE NOVEMBER hosts the 47th annual cma awards ... continued from page 18 HERE IS A LOOK BACK AT SOME OF THEIR GREATEST HITS. 2008 Brad: “Some of the all-time greatest men of Country have hosted this show, so I’ve got some massive, and I mean HUGE, boots to fill. Also, I believe Dolly [Parton] hosted the show once, so good luck [said to Carrie].” Carrie: “You know that’s way too much for me to live up to.” 2009 Brad: “Country songs are about real people, real life, real feelings and that makes them truly, truly timeless. Who can forget this Country classic…” BRAD & CARRIE sing: “Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be Kanye. Let ‘em pick guitars and drive them old trucks. ‘Cause cowboys have manners, they don’t interrupt.” 2010 Carrie: “Each year, millions of people around the world become innocent victims of identity theft and that is no laughing matter.” BRAD (to Jeff Gordon): “Jeff, what do you think you’re doing?” Jeff Gordon: “I’m not Jeff Gordon, I’m Brad Paisley.” Brad: “Alright, prove it. Sing something right now.” Jeff: “C’mon, man. Everybody knows Brad Paisley lip-syncs.” 2011 Brad: “This is our fourth year hosting, so I thought I would get you something tonight Carrie to say ‘thanks.’” Carrie: “Thanks, Brad, I got you something too.” Brad: “That’s amazing…and somehow so believable.” [opening presents] Carrie: “Faith Hill Barbie, O-M-G!” Brad:“TIM McGRAW BARBIE! TIM McGRAW BARBIE!” 2012 Brad: “Oh no, Carrie.” Carrie: “What is that?” Brad: “It’s happening.” Carrie: “No, it better not happen. Brad: “I can’t control it!” Carrie: “The last time, you hurt yourself. Just say no! Earmuffs!” Brad: “But if they play it, I won’t be able to…” [Begin dancing to “Gangnam Style”] 20 photos: Donn Jones and Jonh Russell Jaso n Al d ean ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES the 47th annual cma awards HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR Scored his 12th No. 1 single with “Night Train” His sold-out “My Kinda Party Tour” broke over 40 venue attendance records and sold 1.9 million tickets Most recent album, Night Train, debuted at No. 1 with 409,000 copies sold 22 photo: James Minchin III lu k e b ryan ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES the 47th annual cma awards HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR Most recent album, Crash My Party, debuted at No. 1 with 528,000 copies sold in August 2013, logging the third-largest sales week of 2013 Crash My Party had the biggest sales week for an album by a male Country artist in nearly nine years “Dirt Road Diaries” tour featuring Florida Georgia Line and Thompson Square was one of the hottest Country tickets of the year, selling out multiple arena shows and visiting 20 cities photo: Joseph Llanes 24 THEIR STORY INVOLVES TREBLE CLEFS, NEON LIGHTS AND STATE OF THE ART RECEIVABLES TECHNOLOGY. 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STEP ONE: Learn More STEPS TO SAFETY Kidde.com G e o rg e st rai t ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES the 47th annual cma awards HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR “Give It All You Got Tonight” was Strait’s 60th No. 1 single, a feat unmatched by any other artist Extended his recording contract with MCA Nashville to release five more albums and announced his retirement from touring, with one last go ‘round, “The Cowboy Rides Away Tour” Became the most-nominated artist in CMA Awards history with this nomination, bringing his total to 82 28 photo: Art Strieber Congratulations to this year’s Country Music Association Award nominees, especially our clients: Big & rich Lee Brice Kristian Bush (of sugarland) miranda Lambert Little Big town Kacey musgraves Pistol Annies george strait civil wars scott Hendricks Amsterdam +31 20 301 7300 Atlanta 678.553.2100 Las Vegas 702.792.3773 London* +44 (0)203 349 8700 Los Angeles 310.586.7700 Miami 305.579.0500 New York 212.801.9200 San Francisco 415.655.1300 Washington, D.C. 202.331.3100 1 7 5 0 A t t o r n e y s | 3 6 L o c A t i o n s ° | w w w . g t L A w . c o m The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. 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Hit 34 million Twitter followers, making her No. 5 on the list of most-followed Twitter users Set a Guinness World Record for the fastest-selling digital single with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" photo: Sarah Barlow 30 NoMiNaTed arTisTs the 47th annual cma awards Jas o n Al d e a n entertainer, male vocalist and musical event of the year Nashville experieNce Moved to Nashville in 1998 at 21. after several years of disappointment, his hard work paid off, thanks to a serendipitous meeting with a manager at The Wildhorse saloon. Five weeks later, he had a deal with Broken Bow records. FirsT Big hiT “hicktown” reached No. 10 in 2009. “social” sceNe for fans to vote on which songs would be hits from his album, Night Train . photo: James Minchin iii photo: Warner Bros. Nashville Used his social media accounts to create a poll Big & rich vocal duo of the year Nashville experieNce The singers/songwriters paired up in 1998 and evolved into the Muzik Mafia, playing shows around Nashville. Word spread and Big & rich signed with Warner Bros. Nashville. FirsT Big hiT “lost in This Moment” reached No. 1 in 2009. “social” sceNe Their tweets are often charity-based, promoting fundraising shows they’re playing and other ways their fans can contribute to non-profit campaigns. 32 The city’s hottest spots, all under one roof. Discover a variety of culinary delights and escape to one of the only full-service spas downtown. We’re getting ready for you, Nashville — like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. Now open! Located on 5th Avenue South adjacent to the Music City Center NoMiNateD artists the 47th annual cma awards Le e Brice new artist of the year Nashville experieNce First visited Nashville on spring break. With encouragement from producer Doug Johnson, Brice moved shortly thereafter. Johnson arranged a writing deal for him with curb Music publishing, where he co-wrote 150 songs in the first year. First Big hit “love like crazy” reached No. 3 in 2010. “social” sceNe to promote his album, parking lot party, Brice held a contest on his Facebook page, featuring tailgating-themed prizes. photo: shore Fire media photo: Joseph llanes entertainer, male vocalist and musical event of the year Nashville experieNce Moved to Nashville in 2001. First found success as a songwriter; signed with capitol records Nashville in 2004. First Big hit “all My Friends say” reached No. 5 in 2008. “social” sceNe his latest album, crash My party, has four bonus tracks, available exclusively at target. Using his twitter and Facebook accounts, luke also promoted target’s give With target program, which gives $5 million to K-12 schools nationwide. Lu k e B ryan 34 From young guns BLAKE SHELTON and LUKE BRYAN to veterans GEORGE STRAIT and REBA, COUNTRY WEEKLY keeps you up-to-date on all of country music’s biggest names. EVERY. SINGLE. WEEK. Find us each week on newsstands everywhere, or go to CountryWeekly.com to subscribe today! THE INSIDE STORIES ON COUNTRY MUSIC’S HOTTEST STARS NoMiNaTeD arTisTs the 47th annual cma awards male vocalist and musical event of the year E ric Ch u rch Nashville experieNce signed a publishing deal at sony Tree about one year after moving to Nashville. Not too long after, on his birthday, he scored a record deal with capitol records Nashville. FirsT Big hiT “Drink in My hand,” reached No. 1 in 2011. “social” sceNe The private artist only uses his Twitter and Facebook accounts to promote his music. photo: John peets female vocalist and musical event of the year K e l ly C la r ks o n Nashville experieNce First record contract came from winning “american idol” in 2002. she moved to Nashville full time in 2012. FirsT Big hiT “Because of You,” a duet with reba, reached No. 2 in 2007. “social” sceNe shared the excitement of her engagement to Brandon Blackstock in December 2012 with her Twitter followers. photo: starstruck entertainment 36 NoMiNateD artists the 47th annual cma awards B r e tt E l d r e d g e new artist of the year Nashville experieNce Moved to Nashville after college. Brushed up on his guitar skills and started writing songs. First Big hit “Don’t Ya” reached No. 1 in 2013 on Billboard ’s country airplay chart. “social” sceNe Frequently interacts with his fans via twitter. E l i Yo u n g Ba n d vocal group of the year Nashville experieNce Despite several difficult trips to Nashville initially, the band pressed on, finally signing with Universal south records. First Big hit “crazy girl” reached No. 1 in 2011. “social” sceNe thanks to increasing popularity, the band is no longer able to do meet and greets after shows, so they make a concerted effort to communicate with fans directly, via twitter and video messages. photo: Jeremy cowart 38 photo: Warner Bros. Nashville WE SHINE WHEN WE TO NEVER STOP DREAMING. Congratulations to all of our nominated clients. It takes a tremendous amount of hard work, dedication and passion to pursue your dreams. Thank you for continuing to inspire us. INSPIRE OTHERS Visit suntrust.com/talent SunTrust Bank, Member FDIC. ÂŠ 2013 SunTrust Banks, Inc. SunTrust is a federally registered service mark of SunTrust Banks, Inc. How Can We Help You Shine Today? is a registered trademark of SunTrust Banks, Inc. NomiNaTed arTisTs the 47th annual cma awards F lo r i da G e o r g ia L i n e vocal duo, new artist, single and musical event of the year Nashville experieNce The duo met at Belmont University in Nashville. After graduation, they played gigs across the country and eventually signed with Republic Nashville in 2012. FirsT Big hiT “Cruise” reached No. 1 in 2013. “social” sceNe Partnered with Grainger and the company’s “Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship Program.” Featured photo: Adam Taylor photo: Jim Wright sweepstakes for concert tickets at 20 shows. musical event of the year Nashville experieNce Signed with RCA Records in 1983 and moved to Nashville. His album debuted in 1984. FirsT Big hiT “Oklahoma Borderline” reached No. 9 in 1985. “social” sceNe a video of gill confronting the notorious Westboro Baptist Church protestors outside of one of his concerts recently went viral, and was picked up by national news outlets Usa Today, Vi nce G i ll Huffington Post, The Hollywood Reporter and more. 40 NomiNateD artists the 47th annual cma awards L a dy A n t e b e l lu m vocal group and music video of the year Nashville experieNce hillary scott is a Nashville native while Dave haywood and charles Kelley met in college in Georgia. after moving to Nashville, the guys met scott at a party and soon started writing together. capitol records signed them in July 2007. First BiG hit “love Don’t live here,” reached No. 3 in 2010. “social” sceNe group in the popular video game, performing various tasks. photo: Joseph llanes photo: randee st. Nicholas “the oregon trail: american settler” features the M i r a n da L a m b e rt female vocalist, single and music video of the year Nashville experieNce even though she came in third on the tv show “Nashville star,” lambert still scored a contract with sony music Nashville. First BiG hit “Gunpowder & lead,” reached No. 7 in 2011. “social” sceNe Frequently tweets photos of abandoned animals she finds while on tour. also visits animal shelters around the country to help promote pet adoption. 42 Vocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum Video of the Year “Downtown” Lady Antebellum Song of the Year “Wagon Wheel” Recorded by Darius Rucker Written by Bob Dylan Vocal Duo of the Year Thompson Square SESAC CONGRATULATES A L L O U R 2 0 1 3 C M A N O M I N E E S SESAC ALSO CONGRATULATES OUR WRITERS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO NOMINATED PROJECTS Musical Event of the Year “Cruise” recorded by Florida Georgia Line & Nelly Songwriter: Jesse Rice Single of the Year “Cruise” recorded by Florida Georgia Line & Nelly Songwriter: Jesse Rice Album of the Year Blown Away recorded by Carrie Underwood Songwriter: Cary Barlowe SESAC.COM nominated artists the 47th annual cma awards L i tt l e B i g Tow n nashville experience vocal group, album and music video of the year monument records, part of sony nashville, signed the band in 2000. First Big hit “Boondocks” reached no. 9 in 2005. “social” scene the generous band frequently gives shout outs to other artists via their social media sites george strait his 60th no. 1 single. photo: williams + hirakawa photo: mark tucker and recently taped a video lobbying to get Lov e a n d T h e ft vocal duo of the year nashville experience originally formed as a trio in nashville in 2006 and signed with the now defunct carolwood records in 2009. First Big hit “runaway” reached no. 10 in 2009. “social” scene on Facebook, the duo offered fans a chance to win a phone call from one of them. 44 Keeping Americaâ€™s most famous instruments in tune, at home or on the road. to partner with the country music The Vanderbilt Voice Center is proud industry to provide specialized voice services to musicians and artists. We are passionate about singers, which is why weâ€™ve spent the last two decades as a professional voice. The Vanderbilt Voice Center, a part of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of voice singing specialists and help singers overcome problems. Our physicians, vocal therapists work to voice difficulties so that they may maintain their unique vocal sound and condition. keep their voice in prime nationally-recognized center caring for the The Vanderbilt Voice Center 1215 21st Ave South Nashville, TN 37232 Appointments 615-343-SING (7464) NOmiNated artists the 47th annual cma awards single, musical event and music video of the year Nashville experieNce signed his first recording contract less than two years after moving to Nashville. First Big hit “indian Outlaw” reached No. 8 in 1994. “sOcial” sceNe partnered with the anti-driving-and-texting campaign, itcanWait.com. T i m M c G r aw Ki p Moore new artist of the year Nashville experieNce moved to Nashville in 2004 with only one bag and his guitar. signed with mca Nashville a few years later. First Big hit “somethin’ ‘Bout a truck” reached No. 1 in 2013. “sOcial” sceNe Offers fans a chance to win a phone call through a number posted on his Facebook page. 46 photo: stephen sherpherd photo: Nigel parry Congratulations to the 47th CMA Awards N OMI NEES & WI NN ERS from your Friends at Falcon Jet Your pre-owned Falcon awaits you Mark Verdesco, Director of Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales email@example.com U.S.: +1.201.541.4556 Falconjet.com/preowned NoMiNated artists the 47th annual cma awards female vocalist, new artist, single, album and song (2x) of the year K ac e y M u s g r av e s Nashville experieNce competing in “Nashville star” inspired her to move to Nashville. she found work singing demos. First Big hit “Merry go ‘round” reached No. 10 on Billboard’s country airplay chart in 2013. “social” sceNe Used her twitter and Facebook pages to recent season of “american idol.” harrison was the runner up on the singing competition. photo: Kelly christine Musgraves photo: Marc Baptiste champion her friend Kree harrison on the most musical event of the year Nashville experieNce his collaboration with tim Mcgraw on “over and over” brought Nelly into the country Music scene. First Big hit “country grammar” reached No. 5 on Billboard ’s N e l ly hot r&B/hip-hop songs chart in 2000. “social” sceNe held a Q&a/listening session for his new album at a club, and frequently shares photos from meetand-greets with fans. 48 nominated artists the 47th annual cma awards musical event and music video of the year nashville experience announced their contract with columbia nashville at a miranda lambert show that turned into “Girls’ night.” First BiG hit “Boys ‘round here,” (Blake shelton featuring P i sto l A n n i e s pistol annies) reached no. 1 on Billboard ’s country “social” scene sometimes hold “secret shows” and give away free tickets via twitter. photo: randee st. nicholas photo: Jim Wright airplay chart in 2013. Da r i u s R u c k e r single of the year nashville experience First solo record deal with capitol records nashville in 2007. now a member of the Grand ole opry. First BiG hit “don’t think i don’t think about it” reached no. 1 in 2012. “social” scene asked his fans to submit photos and videos of themselves via twitter to include in the video for his song, “radio.” 50 Congratulations, Darius. You rock us. At Transitions Optical, we could not be more proud of Darius Rucker for his nomination for Single of the Year for “Wagon Wheel.” Together, through our partnership, we’re helping people see live music the way it’s meant to be seen, with Transitions® lenses. Learn more at Transitions.com Transitions and the swirl are registered trademarks and Transitions Adaptive Lenses is a trademark of Transitions Optical, Inc. ©2013 Transitions Optical, Inc. Photochromic performance is influenced by temperature, UV exposure and lens material. NomiNated artists the 47th annual cma awards entertainer, male vocalist, album, musical event and music video of the year Nashville experieNce in 1994, shelton moved to Nashville with his guitar. he signed with Giant records four years later. First BiG hit “austin” reached No. 1 in 2001. “social” sceNe held a twitter contest for fans to receive a personalized tweet from him. B l a k e S h e lto n G e o r g e St r a i t entertainer of the year Nashville experieNce signed to mca records in 1980. released his first single in 1981. First BiG hit “Unwound” reached No. 6 in 1981. “social” sceNe regularly auctions off front-row seats/meet-andgreets, with the money going to the Jenifer strait memorial Foundation, which benefits various children’s charities. 52 photo: art strieber photo: andrew southam Historic Architecture | Southern Charm | World-Class Service Elegant Nashville Hospitality. UnionStationHotelNashville.com UNI-3150-A01B AD5 CMA.indd 1 10/11/13 11:30 AM NoMiNated artists the 47th annual cma awards S u gar lan d vocal duo of the year Nashville experieNce signed as a trio with Mercury Nashville in 2004. Became a duo in 2006. First Big hit “Baby girl” reached No. 2 in 2004. “social” sceNe Jennifer Nettles let fans “tweet to unlock” her first single as a solo artist giving them an exclusive link to hear the track by sharing a tweet. Kristian Bush frequently uses instagram to document his performances and writing sessions. photo: dana tynan entertainer, female vocalist, single, album, musical event and music video of the year Tay lo r Sw i ft Nashville experieNce at 15, swift signed a publishing deal with sony/atv. First Big hit “change” reached No. 10 in 2008. “social” sceNe diet coke and swift recently hosted a t-shirt design contest for fans that was a reflection of swift’s unique fashion sense. 54 photo: sarah Barlow to the 2013 country music hall of fame inductees Election to the Country Music Hall of Fame is country music’s highest honor, with new members elected annually by an anonymous panel of industry leaders chosen by the Country Music Association (CMA). The CMA created the accolade in 1961 to recognize significant contributions to the advancement of country music by individuals in both the creative and business communities.The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is proud to exhibit the bronze plaques commemorating membership in a space and fashion befitting the honor. BoBBy Bare “cowBoy” jack clement kenny rogers Downtown Nashville, Tennessee • CountryMusicHallofFame.org Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, Inc., a not-for-proﬁt 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The Foundation also operates CMF Records, the Museum’s Frist Library and Archive, the CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B, and Hatch Show Print. NomiNaTeD arTisTs the 47th annual cma awards T h e Ba n d P e r ry Nashville experieNce The trio spent a decade on the road sharpening vocal group of the year their performance skills before signing with republic Nashville in 2009. FirsT Big hiT “if i Die Young” reached No. 1 in 2012. “social” sceNe The siblings use Twitter to lovingly tease one another and to announce new tour dates. photo: republic Nashville T h e C i v i l Wa r s vocal duo of the year Nashville experieNce The duo met in 2008, paired up by a writing camp, and professionally hit it off. FirsT Big hiT “Barton hollow” reached No. 10 on the Billboard hot 200 in 2011. “social” sceNe The duo has been virtually silent on social media since the release of their second album after canceling their tour dates in 2012. 56 photo: allister anne NOMiNaTeD arTisTs the 47th annual cma awards T h o m ps o n S q ua r e vocal duo of the year Nashville experieNce The duo arrived in Nashville the same week – separately – and met at a singing competition. They paired up and signed with stoney creek records. FirsT Big hiT “are You gonna Kiss Me Or Not?” reached No. 1 in 2011. “sOcial” sceNe The duo had fans concerned after tweeting a photo of shawna in a hospital bed and Keifer with cuts on his face. a follow up tweet showed that they were just on set for their new video, “if i Didn’t have You.” Ca r r i e U n d e rwo o d female vocalist, album and music video of the year Nashville experieNce came to Nashville after winning the fourth season of “american idol” in 2005. FirsT Big hiT “Jesus, Take The Wheel” reached No. 1 in 2011. “sOcial” sceNe recently shared a hilarious vine of Underwood and her husband, Mike Fisher, trying to catch a chipmunk that had gotten into their house. 58 photo: randee st. Nicholas photo: Joseph anthony Baker PROVE N P E R FORM ER. Prevost is the entertainment industryâ€™s ďŹ rst choice in motorcoaches for good reason. 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K e i t h U r ba n Z ac B r ow n Ba n d vocal group of the year First Big hit Nashville experieNce their debut album took about two years to see the light of day, but fans quickly embraced it. “chicken Fried” hit No. 1 in 2008. “social” sceNe Zac Brown recently surprised his millionth twitter follower with a phone call. 60 photo: paul Mobley photo: pFa Media 6 rascal flatts tim mcgraw willie & korie robertson robin roberts missy & jase robertson lucy hale …and more Musician of the Year noMinees the 47th annual cma awards SAM B U S H mandolin Where he Was heard in 2013 all the Good ‘uns, Vol. 2 – ian tyson Let us in americana: the Music of Paul Mccartney – Various artists the Music of nashville: season 1, Vol. 2 – Various artists definitive doc Watson – doc Watson pau l f ran k l i n steel guitar Where he Was heard in 2013 a.M. – chris Young Based on a true story… – Blake shelton Bring You Back – Brett eldredge feels Like home – sheryl crow 62 photos: courtesy of the musicians Questions about the new health care law? Pancoast Benefits and CMA Instrumental Healthcare are partnering to be your health care reform experts. 855.458.8486 firstname.lastname@example.org W W W. P A N C O A S T B E N E F I T S . C O M Musician of the Year noMinees the 47th annual cma awards dan n h u f f guitar Where he Was heard in 2013 fuse – Keith urban Greatest hits – Jewel Pioneer – the Band Perry We are tonight – Billy currington b r e n t mas o n guitar Where he Was heard in 2013 amazing Grace – George Jones Love Will… – trace adkins spring Break… here to Party – Luke Bryan We are tonight – Billy currington mac m c anal ly guitar Where he Was heard in 2013 fall into Me – Katie armiger Life on a rock – Kenny chesney rising/Players in the dark – dr. hook songs from st. somewhere – Jimmy Buffett 64 photos: courtesy of the musicians NEED A SAFETY NET? Is There for You! GET THE SECURITY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY NEED ON THE ROAD, IN THE STUDIO AND ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. VISIT MY.CMAWORLD.COM TO LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP NOW! CMA MEMBERS ONLY NomiNated Producers the 47th annual cma awards J e f f B haske r album of the Year red Nathan Chapman album of the Year red Scott Bo rch etta album of the Year red Byro n Galli m o r e siNgle of the Year “highway don’t care” Mar k B r i g ht album of the Year blown away Scott H e n d r i cks album of the Year based on a true story 66 photos: bhasker – courtesy of J. bhasker; borchetta – courtesy of bmlg; bright – courtesy of mb Productions; chapman – courtesy of N. chapman; gallimore – courtesy of stream sound records; hendricks – courtesy of Warner music Nashville Dan n H u f f Album of the YeAr red Jackn i f e Le e Album of the YeAr red Jay Joyce photos: huff – Cameron Powell; Joyce – CJ hicks; lee – Jill hollywood; liddell – courtesy of Carnival music; laird – courtesy of Creative nation; martin – Kia naddermier F ran k Li d d e ll Single of the YeAr “mama’s broken heart” Album of the YeAr tornado Lu ke Lai r d Single of the YeAr “merry go ‘round” Album of the YeAr Same trailer Different Park Max Marti n Album of the YeAr red 67 NomiNated Producers the 47th annual cma awards Shan e M c Anally siNgle of the Year “merry go ‘round” album of the Year same trailer different Park Sh e llback album of the Year red siNgle of the Year “cruise” album of the Year red F ran k Rog e rs siNgle of the Year “Wagon Wheel” Dan Wi lso n album of the Year red 68 photos: mcanally – Kristin barlowe; moi – mark maryanovich; rogers – courtesy of frank rogers Productions; shellback – fred thustrup; Walker – Jonathan daniel; Wilson – courtesy of Jgm Jo ey M o i B utch Walke r MuSIc vIDeo of The YeAR NoMINeeS the 47th annual cma awards “ B low n Away ” cARRIe uNDeRwooD Directed by Randee St. Nicholas carrie underwood knew exactly the treatment she wanted for the video “Blown Away.” "when I first heard the song, I just had visions of what I wanted it to be like,” underwood said. “And I really wanted it to be a dark 'Wizard of Oz' in 2012 kind of thing." The video opens with a dark, cinematic black-and-white scene in a tattered home. underwood is the daughter of an abusive, alcoholic father who lies motionless on the couch of their home clutching an empty bottle of whiskey as a strengthening tornado approaches. while underwood seeks shelter in the cellar as the twister rages, she remembers every strike of her father’s fists and each part of the house is ravaged to the studs. She emerges from the cellar to a bright new dawning, her troubled past having been “blown away.” Source: CMT Insider, August 2013 randee st. nicholas “ B oys ‘ R o u n d H e r e ” BlAke ShelToN feATuRING PISTol ANNIeS Directed by Trey fanjoy Blake Shelton’s good-natured “redneck” party in the woods brings together the “Boys ‘Round here,” some ice cold beer and a star-filled cast of friends, including wife Miranda lambert, the other two Pistol Annies (Ashley Monroe and Angeleena Presley) and Country singer Raelynn (from Team Blake on the last season of “The voice”). filmed at the walt Disney Golden oak Ranch in Santa clarita, calif., the video features a low-rider full of rappers (who are all actors) in a friendly face-off with Shelton’s red jacked-up four wheel drive pickup truck. The video ends with both sides coming together in an urban/country hoedown, showing that there is nothing more universal than a good party. photos: Blown Away – Randee St. Nicholas; Boys – Justin McIntosh; Downtown – courtesy of The Greenroom PR Source: GotCountryOnline.com, May 2013 trey fanjoy “ D ow n tow n ” lADY ANTeBelluM Directed by Peter Zavadil lady Antebellum’s charles kelley and Dave haywood are looking for a good time in los Angeles. Bandmate hillary Scott wants to tag along, but the guys don’t want the “goody-two-shoes” Scott to be their buzzkill so they leave her at home alone. Determined to show the guys that she can get into just as much mischief as they can, Scott enlists friend Beth Behrs from Tv show “Two Broke Girls” with the goal to “get arrested.” The girls don an edgy look of leather and rockstar makeup and hit downtown, shoplifting their way through high end shops and taunting two dimwitted cops, Garcia & cash (played by haywood and kelley). ultimately, Behrs and Scott accomplish their goal as the pair gets carted away in the back of the patrol car. 70 peter zavadil “ H i g h way D o n ’ t Car e ” TiM McGRaw wiTH TayloR SwiFT and KEiTH URban directed by Shane drake “Highway don’t Care” has a strong cinematic style, opening with a distraught girl who speeds off in her car. with tears in her eyes, the girl texts while driving, interspersed with scenes of Tim McGraw’s character texting on his phone from his urban loft. The girl’s car hugs the turns of the windy roads as Taylor Swift’s image is wistfully reflected in the windows and Keith Urban’s siren guitar solo builds towards the climax. Suddenly, McGraw rushes out of his house after receiving the latest text. The girl loses control of the car, flips, and is life-flighted to Vanderbilt Medical Center in nashville, where her connection to McGraw is revealed in a grim reminder of the dangers of texting and driving. “we didn’t start out to turn it into a public service announcement,” McGraw said, “but as it developed and i thought about my two teenage daughters, i didn’t mind being preachy.” Source: Music Row, May 7, 2013 shane drake MiRanda laMbERT directed by Trey Fanjoy “ Mama’ s B r o k e n H eart ” photos: Highway – courtesy of The Greenroom PR; Mama’s – courtesy of Trey Fanjoy; Tornado – courtesy of Sandbox Entertainment what’s it like when a wealthy 1960s housewife starts slowly unraveling? Miranda lambert illustrates this special kind of crazy in the video for “Mama’s broken Heart.” lambert plays the domestic diva that by all accounts has the perfect life on the outside. but behind closed doors, the hair comes down, the cigarettes and booze come out, and she has what can only be described as a complete mental breakdown. it’s surely behavior her mama would frown upon. “The reason i love this song is because it’s about how sometimes when you get your heart broken, you kinda go a little bit crazy. you drink too much, you smoke too much, you cut your hair … you find a rebound. Sometimes your mama, if she’s like my mama, has to slap you around and say, ‘Straighten up, girl!’” Source: Theboot.com, March 2013 trey fanjoy liTTlE biG Town directed by Shane drake “ To r naD o ” The dark, haunting scenes of little big Town’s “Tornado” video play out as a gothic revenge tale, but the revenge unfolds in a way that is unexpected. The four members of little big Town walk the streets of a small country town, and serve as a chorus at times as they personify a powerful “tornado.” Shopkeepers board up, and everyone heads inside, as the band marches toward a broken home where a man is leaving a female character and her two kids behind, pocketing jewelry as he’s headed out the door. but little big Town barrels through, determined to stop it. as he scrambles away, the man is ensnared by barbed wire; the members of little big Town walk over him, leaving him stuck behind. Two seemingly disconnected older residents, who were concerned and scanning the heavens for help with the impending destruction, are at peace with the outcome. 64 shane drake 71 SONG Of the Year NOmiNeeS the 47th annual cma awards “ I D r i v e Yo u r T r u c k” Jessi alexander, Connie harrington, and Jimmy Yeary Country music and U.S. military support often go hand-in-hand, with proud to be an american themes appearing frequently in Country tunes. But “i Drive Your truck” represents a different take on patriotic sentiment – with a deeply personal tone. the story follows a man dealing with death of his brother, who was killed in combat overseas. One day, songwriter Connie harrington was listening to NPr and heard a real life story about a father whose son, an army sergeant serving in afghanistan, lost his life saving one of his fellow soldiers. When asked how he coped without his son, the father stated simply that he drives his son’s truck. harrington, sobbing, started writing words down. She called Jessi alexander and Jimmy Yeary and crafted a song that was so emotional even one of the writers could hardly get through it. “Connie was very emotional. She cried the whole time we wrote this song. me and Jessi kind of joked that any line we threw out, if it didn't tear her up, it must not be right,” said Yeary. Source: alanna Conway, roughstock.com jessi alexander connie harrington jimmy yeary “ M a m a’ s B r o k e n H e a rt ” Brandy Clark, Shane mcanally, and Kacey musgraves this song full of sassiness and spice is everything that a miranda Lambert song should be – but Lambert almost didn’t get to cut it. One of the song’s co-writers, Kacey musgraves, was considering it for her own debut album. Lambert approached musgraves, whom she had known in their early days on the texas music circuit, at Lambert’s wedding and asked if she was going to cut the song. if not, she would like a shot. musgraves said she would think about it. “She e-mailed me, and said, ‘You can have it, if i can sing harmony,’" said Lambert. "So that’s her singin’ the harmonies on it … and so i’m thankful that she gave it to me ’cause i love ‘mama’s Broken heart.’” Source: CountrymusicisLove.com brandy clark 72 shane mcanally photos: courtesy of the musicians kacey musgraves kacey musgraves josh osborne Kacey Musgraves, Josh Osborne, and Shane McAnally shane mcanally “ M e r ry G o ‘ R o u n d ” Some people might think that small town life is clean, easy living. But “Merry Go ‘Round” proves that what is bubbling under the surface comes closer to the truth. "We all grow up with expectations of breaking the cycle of life as we know it, trying to appear as if all is perfect under the surface," co-writer Kacey Musgraves said. "Coming from a small, conservative Texas town I've grown up with this. We're all guilty of having something that keeps us distracted — no matter the vice. Our comfort zones make us settle and I think there's hope in knowing that everyone has felt this way." Having that experience help the words flow out of Mugraves and co-writers Josh Orborne and Shane McAnally, like they had always been there waiting to bubble up. "This was one of the fastest songs I've ever written," she said. "Once we wrapped our brains around the idea, the song kind of seemed to write itself." Source: Marissa R. Moss, American Songwriter natalie hemby photos: Alexander – courtesy of Cobalt Music Publishing; Harrington – courtesy of C. Harrington; Yeary – Aaron Crisler; Clark – courtesy of Fitzgerald Hartley; McAnally – Kristin Barlowe; Musgraves – Kelly Christine Musgraves; Orborne – courtesy of J. Osborne; Hemby – courtesy of BMI; Laird and Dean – courtesy of Creative Nation; Dylan – courtesy of ASCAP; Secor – courtesy of All Eyes Media luke laird barry dean “ P O N TO O N ” Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird, and Barry Dean Little Big Town’s biggest hit song actually started because of a mistake. Co-writer Natalie Hemby came up with the title after her publisher misheard the title of another one of her songs, “Fine Tune” (recorded by Miranda Lambert). When [Natalie told that story], Luke and I looked at each other, then we all knew,” said co-writer Barry Dean. “Luke (Laird) started playing the groove. I started playing bass on a synth. Pretty soon Natalie sang the first line of the song. Natalie, who was quite pregnant, sat on the couch, held an SM58 and sang it once, and that was the work tape." “ WAG O N W H E E L” Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor Darius Rucker’s big hit was actually written in two different parts at separate times in history…and the co-writers have never actually met. Legendary singersongwriter Bob Dylan recorded a demo of the chorus and melody as part of his Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid soundtrack sessions in the early 1970s. The song was never included on the album, but years later Dylan released it as a bootleg. Chris Fuqua of Old Crow Medicine Show lent his tape to band mate Ketch Secor, who wrote verses to go with Dylan’s chorus. “We've been playing that song since we were like 17,” said Fuqua, “and it's funny because we've never met Dylan, but the song is technically co-written byB obD ylan.” Source: Patrick Donohue, The Island Packet Source: Doug Waterman, American Songwriter bob dylan ketch secor 73 73 2013 COuNTRy MuSIC HAll OF FAME INDuCTEES the 47th annual cma awards In March, the Country Music Association announced the three newest inductees into its Country Music Hall of Fame – Bobby Bare, “Cowboy” Jack Clement and Kenny Rogers. Bare was inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category, Rogers in the “Modern Era Artist” category. Clement was inducted in the “Non-Performer” category, which is awarded every third year in a rotation with the “Recording and/or Touring Musician Active Prior to 1980“ and “Songwriter” categories. Bare, Clement, and Rogers increase membership in the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame to 121 members. The Medallion Ceremony, where the inductees were officially made Hall of Fame members, was held in October at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 to recognize noteworthy individuals for their outstanding contributions to the format with Country Music’s highest honor. Inductees are chosen by CMA’s Hall of Fame Panels of Electors, which consist of anonymous voters appointed by the CMA Board of Directors. B o b by Bar e “ Cow b oy ” Jac k C l e m e n t Kenny Roge rs 74 2013 photos: John Russell; archive photos: courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the artists B o b by Ba r e Veterans era artist ▼ Born robert Joseph “Bobby” Bare on april 7, 1935 in ironton, ohio ▼ By age 15, he was working on a farm to support himself. he began playing music in his late teens after learning on a homemade guitar ▼ moved to los angeles at age 18 to be a part of the west coast music scene ▼ recorded a demo in 1958 of his talking blues song “The all american boy” for his friend bill parsons to learn. ohio-based fraternity records bought the song for $50 and released bare’s version, but erroneously credited it to parsons ▼ “the all american Boy” became the second biggest single in the u.s. in december of 1959, peaking at no. 2. bare was drafted into the army before he could enjoy the success of “the all american Boy” ▼ his big break in country came in 1962 when chet atkins signed him to rca records. he had a hit with “shame on me” by the end of the year, and toured with The beach boys, bobby darin, Jay & the americans and roy orbison the following year ▼ in 1964, bare, chet atkins, Jim reeves, and the anita kerr singers embarked on the first-ever european commercial Country Music tour playing in almost every major european city ▼ Continued having huge chart success through the 60s with his rca recordings solidifying his standing as a major artist, not only in country, but in pop music ▼ signed with mercury records in 1970 and immediately scored a Top 3 hit with “how i got to Memphis” ▼ in 1974, released a hit double album of shel silverstein songs entitled bobby bare sings lullabys, legends and lies. considered the first country concept album ▼ From 1983 to 1988, bare hosted “bobby bare and friends” on The nashville network, featuring songwriters performing their hits and being interviewed by bare ▼ in 1998, bare formed the country supergroup, old dogs, with friends waylon Jennings, Jerry reed, and Mel tillis ▼ in 2012, released darker Than light, featuring a diverse array of songs from folk tunes to country classics to u2’s “i still haven’t found what i’m looking for” “This is big - an honor and The validaTion of a dream, ToTally unexpecTed. now i’ll be famous forever. Thanks To all of my supporTers and Thank you cma. ” with wife, jeannie with willie nelson cma awards 75 2013 COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES the 47th annual cma awards “ Cow b oy ” Jac k C l e m e n t NON-PERFORMER ▼ Born April 5, 1931 in Memphis, Tenn. ▼ Only person ever to produce recordings by members of the Rock and Roll, Country, Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Gospel and Polka Halls of Fame ▼ Started playing music as a teenager, eventually learning guitar, dobro, mandolin, steel guitar, ukulele and bass ▼ At age 17, he joined the Marines, but played music during off duty hours at nearby Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. clubs ▼ Made his first record in 1953 for the Sheraton label in Boston, but did not pursue a music career, opting to study at Memphis State University for two years ▼ Earned his nickname “Cowboy” during his student days for his role in a made up radio show with pals, Allen Reynolds and Dickey Lee ▼ In 1956, Clement and bandleader/nightclub owner Slim Wallace built a recording studio in Wallace's garage and started Fernwood Records ▼ Instrumental in the career of Johnny Cash, he wrote big crossover hits “Ballad of a Teenage Queen” and “Guess Things Happen That Way”; he added the signature Mariachi trumpets on the iconic “Ring of Fire” ▼ In 1961, Clement moved to Beaumont, Texas and established Hall-Clement Music with partner Bill Hall ▼ In 1962, pitched “She Thinks I Still Care” to George Jones. It stayed No. 1 for six weeks and reignited Jones’ career ▼ Moved back to Nashville in 1965, becoming an assistant to RCA head Chet Atkins as a producer, engineer and talent scout ▼ In 1970, he opened Jack Clement Recording Studios, the first 16-track facility in Nashville ▼ In 1988, Clement was approached by U2 to produce a few tracks at the old Sun Studios. That album, Rattle and Hum, has reached quintuple Platinum certification in the U.S. ▼ Died in August 2013, only a few months after learning of his induction into the Hall of Fame “I���VE BEEN CHOSEN FOR THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME? I THOUGHT I WAS ALREADY IN THE HALL OF FAME. I COULD HAVE GOTTEN IN THERE ANY TIME I WANTED. KYLE (YOUNG) GAVE ME A KEY.” with townes van zandt with waylon jennings and jessi colter with allen reynolds with johnny cash with dolly parton and porter wagoner 76 with chet atkins and bobby bare “When i Was young, My dad said, ‘son, you have to think big to accoMplish sMall’ and the country Music hall of faMe Was as big as it gets. he Wanted that for me. So every record i’ve ever Made, every concert i’ve perforMed, and every song i’ve Written Was done for the single purpose of achieving that goal.” Ke n ny Rog e rs Modern era artist ▼ born aug. 21, 1938 in houston, texas ▼ learned to play guitar and joined first band, the scholars, while a senior in high school ▼ in 1966, joined the new christy Minstrels as singer and bass player where he stayed for a year before leaving with three other members to form the first edition ▼ signed to united artists as a solo act in 1975 ▼ had first major hit as solo artist in 1977 with “lucille,” which topped the country chart, earned a cMa award for single of the year, and became a major crossover hit peaking at no. 5 on pop charts ▼ released three no. 1, multi-million selling albums, love or something like it, the gambler, and kenny between 1978 and 1980 ▼ in the late 70’s, teamed with close friend dottie West and recorded a series of duets ▼ recording of lionel richie’s “lady” in 1980 spent six weeks at the top of the pop charts. collaboration was so successful that richie produced rogers' 1981 project, share your love ▼ 1983 duet with dolly parton, “islands in the stream,” reached no. 1 spot on the billboard hot 100 and was certified double platinum ▼ one of 45 artists who participated in recording of “We are the World” in 1985 to raise money for african famine relief ▼ throughout 80s and 90s, appeared in the movie “six pack” as well as made-for-tv movies such as “the gambler”, “coward of the county,” and “christmas in america” ▼ formed his own label in 1998 and returned to the charts with the hit single “the greatest” ▼ became a new york times best-selling author when he published his autobiography, luck or something like it – a Memoir in 2012 cma male vocalist of the year, 1979 with lionel richie with the first edition cma awards 77 CMA PLATINUM MEMBERS the 47th annual cma awards smith exploration 78 Plati n u m Amazon.com Seattle, WA ANConnect, LLC Amarillo, TX Arista Nashville Nashville, TN ASCAP Nashville, TN Atlantic Records New York, NY Bank of America Nashville, TN Big Machine Records Nashville, TN BMI Nashville, TN Broken Bow Records Nashville, TN C.F. 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Auburn, WA List as of September 23, 2013 83 PAST CMA AWARD WINNERS the 47th annual cma awards E n t e rta i n e r of the year 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Alabama Alabama Ricky Skaggs Reba McEntire Hank Williams Jr. Hank Williams Jr. George Strait George Strait Garth Brooks Garth Brooks Vince Gill Vince Gill Alan Jackson Brooks & Dunn Garth Brooks Garth Brooks 1999 Shania Twain 2000 Dixie Chicks 2001 Tim McGraw 2002 Alan Jackson 2003 Alan Jackson 2004 Kenny Chesney 2005 Keith Urban 2006 Kenny Chesney 2007 Kenny Chesney 2008 Kenny Chesney 2009 Taylor Swift 2010 Brad Paisley 2011 Taylor Swift 2012 Blake Shelton 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 Eddy Arnold Glen Campbell Johnny Cash Merle Haggard Charley Pride Loretta Lynn Roy Clark Charlie Rich John Denver Mel Tillis Ronnie Milsap Dolly Parton Willie Nelson Barbara Mandrell Barbara Mandrell Alabama alan jackson 2002 taylor swift 2009 hank williams jr. 1987 shania twain 1999 F e m a l e Vo ca l i st o f t h e y e a r 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 Loretta Lynn Tammy Wynette Tammy Wynette Tammy Wynette Lynn Anderson Loretta Lynn Loretta Lynn Olivia Newton-John Dolly Parton Dolly Parton Crystal Gayle Crystal Gayle Barbara Mandrell Emmylou Harris Barbara Mandrell Janie Fricke 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 Janie Fricke Reba McEntire Reba McEntire Reba McEntire Reba McEntire K.T. Oslin Kathy Mattea Kathy Mattea Tanya Tucker Mary Chapin Carpenter Mary Chapin Carpenter Pam Tillis Alison Krauss Patty Loveless 1997 Trisha Yearwood 1998 Trisha Yearwood 1999 Martina McBride 2000 Faith Hill 2001 Lee Ann Womack 2002 Martina McBride 2003 Martina McBride 2004 Martina McBride 2005 Gretchen Wilson 2006 Carrie Underwood 2007 Carrie Underwood 2008 Carrie Underwood 2009 Taylor Swift 2010 Miranda Lambert 2011 Miranda Lambert 2012 Miranda Lambert martina mcbride 2003 carrie underwood 2006 trisha yearwood 1997 reba mcentire 1984 Mal e Vo cal i st o f t h e y ear 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 Jack Greene Glen Campbell Johnny Cash Merle Haggard Charley Pride Charley Pride Charlie Rich Ronnie Milsap Waylon Jennings Ronnie Milsap Ronnie Milsap Don Williams Kenny Rogers George Jones George Jones Ricky Skaggs 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Lee Greenwood Lee Greenwood George Strait George Strait Randy Travis Randy Travis Ricky Van Shelton Clint Black Vince Gill Vince Gill Vince Gill Vince Gill Vince Gill George Strait George Strait George Strait 1999 Tim McGraw 2000 Tim McGraw 2001 Toby Keith 2002 Alan Jackson 2003 Alan Jackson 2004 Keith Urban 2005 Keith Urban 2006 Keith Urban 2007 Brad Paisley 2008 Brad Paisley 2009 Brad Paisley 2010 Blake Shelton 2011 Blake Shelton 2012 Blake Shelton blake shelton 2010 tim mcgraw 2000 don williams 1978 ricky skaggs 1982 84 (horizon award introduced in 1981. changed to new artist of the year in 2008.) N e w A rt i st o f t h e y e a r Terri Gibbs Ricky Skaggs John Anderson The Judds Sawyer Brown Randy Travis Holly Dunn Ricky Van Shelton Clint Black Garth Brooks Travis Tritt Suzy Bogguss 1993 1994 Mark Chesnutt John Michael Montgomery 1995 Alison Krauss 1996 Bryan White 1997 LeAnn Rimes 1998 Dixie Chicks 1999 Jo Dee Messina 2000 Brad Paisley 2001 Keith Urban 2002 Rascal Flatts 2003 Joe Nichols the band perry 2011 lady antebellum 2008 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 2004 Gretchen Wilson 2005 Dierks Bentley 2006 Carrie Underwood 2007 Taylor Swift 2008 Lady Antebellum 2009 Darius Rucker 2010 Zac Brown Band 2011 The Band Perry 2012 Hunter Hayes Vo ca l G r o u p o f t h e y e a r 1967 hunter hayes 2012 travis tritt 1991 rascal flatts 2005 little big town 2012 The Stoneman Family 1968 Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton 1969 Johnny Cash & June Carter 1970 The Glaser Brothers 1971 The Osborne Brothers 1972 The Statler Brothers 1973 The Statler Brothers 1974 The Statler Brothers 1975 The Statler Brothers 1976 The Statler Brothers 1977 The Statler Brothers 1978 The Oak Ridge Boys 1979 The Statler Brothers 1980 The Statler Brothers 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 Alabama Alabama Alabama The Statler Brothers The Judds The Judds The Judds Highway 101 Highway 101 Kentucky HeadHunters Kentucky HeadHunters Diamond Rio Diamond Rio Diamond Rio The Mavericks The Mavericks 1997 Diamond Rio 1998 Dixie Chicks 1999 Dixie Chicks 2000 Dixie Chicks 2001 Lonestar 2002 Dixie Chicks 2003 Rascal Flatts 2004 Rascal Flatts 2005 Rascal Flatts 2006 Rascal Flatts 2007 Rascal Flatts 2008 Rascal Flatts 2009 Lady Antebellum 2010 Lady Antebellum 2011 Lady Antebellum 2012 Little Big Town diamond rio 1992 dixie chicks 1998 Vo ca l D u o o f t h e y e a r (introduced in 1970.) sugarland 2007 the judds 1985 sharon white, ricky skaggs 1987 brooks & dunn 1997 1970 Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton 1971 Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton 1972 Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn 1973 Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn 1974 Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn 1975 Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn 1976 Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson 1977 Jim Ed Brown & Helen Cornelius 1978 Kenny Rogers & Dottie West 1979 Kenny Rogers & Dottie West 1980 Moe Bandy & Joe Stampley 1981 David Frizzell & Shelly West 1982 David Frizzell & Shelly West 1983 Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson 1984 Willie Nelson & Julio Iglesias 1985 Anne Murray & Dave Loggins 1986 Dan Seals & Marie Osmond 1987 Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White 1988 The Judds 1989 The Judds 1990 The Judds 1991 The Judds 1992 Brooks & Dunn 1993 Brooks & Dunn 1994 Brooks & Dunn 1995 Brooks & Dunn 1996 Brooks & Dunn 1997 Brooks & Dunn 1998 Brooks & Dunn 1999 Brooks & Dunn 2000 Montgomery Gentry 2001 Brooks & Dunn 2002 Brooks & Dunn 2003 Brooks & Dunn 2004 Brooks & Dunn 2005 Brooks & Dunn 2006 Brooks & Dunn 2007 Sugarland 2008 Sugarland 2009 Sugarland 2010 Sugarland 2011 Sugarland 2012 Thompson Square 85 PAST CMA AWARD WINNERS the 47th annual cma awards Music Video of the year (award goes to artist and director. introduced in 1985. not awarded in 1988.) 1985 “All My Rowdy Friends Are Comin’ Over Tonight;” Hank Williams Jr.; directed by John Goodhue; Warner Bros. Records/Curb Records 1986 “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes;” George Jones; directed by Marc Ball; Epic Records 1987 “My Name Is Bocephus;” Hank Williams Jr.; directed by Bill Fishman; Warner Bros. Records/Curb Records 1989 “There’s A Tear In My Beer;” Hank Williams Jr. and Hank Williams Sr.; directed by Ethan Russell; Warner Bros. Records/Curb Records 1990 “The Dance;” Garth Brooks; directed by John Lloyd Miller; Capitol Nashville 1991 “The Thunder Rolls;” Garth Brooks; directed by Bud Schaetzle; Capitol Nashville 1992 “Midnight In Montgomery;” Alan Jackson; directed by Jim Shea; Arista Nashville 1993 “Chattahoochee;” Alan Jackson; directed by Martin Kahan; Arista Nashville 1994 “Independence Day;” Martina McBride; directed by Robert Deaton and George J. Flanigen IV; RCA Records 1995 “Baby Likes To Rock It;” The Tractors; directed by Michael Salomon; Arista Nashville 1996 “My Wife Thinks You’re Dead;” Junior Brown; directed by Michael McNamara; Curb Records 1997 “455 Rocket;” Kathy Mattea; directed by Steven Goldmann; Mercury Nashville 1998 “This Kiss;” Faith Hill; directed by Steven Goldmann; Warner Bros. Records 1999 “Wide Open Spaces;” Dixie Chicks; directed by Thom Oliphant; Monument Records 2000 “Goodbye Earl;” Dixie Chicks; directed by Evan Bernard; Monument Records 2001 “Born To Fly;” Sara Evans; directed by Peter Zavadil; RCA Records 2002 “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song);” Brad Paisley; directed by Peter Zavadil; Arista Nashville 2003 “Hurt;” Johnny Cash; directed by Mark Romanek; Lost Highway Records 2004 “Whiskey Lullaby;” Brad Paisley featuring Alison Krauss; directed by Rick Schroeder; Arista Nashville 2005 “As Good As I Once Was;” Toby Keith; directed by Michael Salomon; DreamWorks Records Nashville 2006 “Believe;” Brooks & Dunn; directed by Robert Deaton and George J. Flanigen IV; Arista Nashville 2007 “Online;” Brad Paisley; directed by Jason Alexander; Arista Nashville 2008 “Waitin’ On A Woman;” Brad Paisley featuring Andy Griffith; directed by Jim Shea and Peter Tilden; Arista Nashville 2009 “Love Story;” Taylor Swift; directed by Trey Fanjoy; Big Machine Records 2010 “The House That Built Me;” Miranda Lambert; directed by Trey Fanjoy; Columbia Nashville 2011 “You and Tequila;” Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter; directed by Shaun Silva 2012 “Red Solo Cup;” Toby Keith; directed by Michael Salomon george jones 1986 faith hill, steven goldmann 1998 brad paisley, alison krauss 2004 M u s i ca l E v e n t o f t h e y e a r 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 (vocal event of the year introduced in 1988. changed to musical event of the year in 2005.) Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt; Trio Hank Williams, Jr. and Hank Williams, Sr.; “There’s A Tear In My Beer” Lorrie Morgan and Keith Whitley; “Til A Tear Becomes A Rose” Mark O’Connor & The New Nashville Cats (featuring Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs and Steve Wariner) Marty Stuart and Travis Tritt; “Honky Tonkin’ Is What I Do Best” George Jones with Vince Gill, Mark Chesnutt, Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Joe Diffie, Alan Jackson, Pam Tillis, T. Graham Brown, Patty Loveless and Clint Black; “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair” 1994 Reba McEntire with Linda Davis; “Does He Love You” 1995 Shenandoah with Alison Krauss; “Somewhere In The Vicinity Of The Heart” 1996 Dolly Parton with special guest Vince Gill; “I Will Always Love You” 1997 Tim McGraw with Faith Hill; “It’s Your Love” 1998 Patty Loveless with special guest George Jones; “You Don’t Seem To Miss Me” 1999 Vince Gill with Patty Loveless; “My Kind Of Woman, My Kind Of Man” 2000 George Strait (duet with Alan Jackson); “Murder On Music Row” 2001 Brad Paisley with featured vocals by George Jones, Bill Anderson and Buck Owens; “Too Country” 2002 Willie Nelson with Lee Ann Womack; “Mendocino County Line” 2003 Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett; “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” 2004 Brad Paisley featuring Alison Krauss; “Whiskey Lullaby” 2005 George Strait (duet with Lee Ann Womack); “Good News, Bad News” 2006 Brad Paisley (featuring Dolly Parton); “When I Get Where I’m Going” 2007 Tracy Lawrence featuring Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney; “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” 2008 Robert Plant and Alison Krauss; “Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)” 2009 Brad Paisley (duet with Keith Urban); “Start A Band” 2010 Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins; “Hillbilly Bone” 2011 Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson; “Don’t You Wanna Stay” 2012 Kenny Chesney (duet with Tim McGraw); “Feel Like A Rockstar” jason aldean 2011 tim mcgraw, faith hill 1997 dolly parton, vince gill 1996 86 Musician of the year (changed from instrumentalist of the year in 1988.) mark o'connor 1993 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 Chet Atkins Chet Atkins Chet Atkins Jerry Reed Jerry Reed Charlie McCoy Charlie McCoy Don Rich Johnny Gimble Hargus “Pig” Robbins Roy Clark Roy Clark Charlie Daniels Roy Clark Chet Atkins Chet Atkins 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Chet Atkins Chet Atkins Chet Atkins Johnny Gimble Johnny Gimble Chet Atkins Johnny Gimble Johnny Gimble Mark O’Connor Mark O’Connor Mark O’Connor Mark O’Connor Mark O’Connor Mark O’Connor Brent Mason Brent Mason 1999 Randy Scruggs 2000 Hargus “Pig” Robbins 2001 Dann Huff 2002 Jerry Douglas 2003 Randy Scruggs 2004 Dann Huff 2005 Jerry Douglas 2006 Randy Scruggs 2007 Jerry Douglas 2008 Mac McAnally 2009 Mac McAnally 2010 Mac McAnally 2011 Mac McAnally 2012 Mac McAnally mac mcanally 2011 Song of th e year (award goes to songwriters.) 1967 1968 1969 1970 miranda lambert, blake shelton 2012 vince gill, tim dubois 1991 anne murray presents to bobby braddock, curly putman 1980 “There Goes My Everything;” Dallas Frazier “Honey;” Bobby Russell “Carroll County Accident;” Bob Ferguson “Sunday Morning Coming Down;” Kris Kristofferson 1971 “Easy Loving;” Freddie Hart 1972 “Easy Loving;” Freddie Hart 1973 “Behind Closed Doors;” Kenny O’Dell 1974 “Country Bumpkin;” Don Wayne 1975 “Back Home Again;” John Denver 1976 “Rhinestone Cowboy;” Larry Weiss 1977 “Lucille;” Roger Bowling and Hal Bynum 1978 “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue;” Richard Leigh 1979 “The Gambler;” Don Schlitz 1980 “He Stopped Loving Her Today;” Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman 1981 “He Stopped Loving Her Today;” Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman 1982 “Always On My Mind;” Johnny Christopher, Wayne Carson and Mark James 1983 “Always On My Mind;” Johnny Christopher, Wayne Carson and Mark James 1984 “Wind Beneath My Wings;” Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar 1985 “God Bless The USA;” Lee Greenwood 1986 “On The Other Hand;” Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz 1987 “Forever And Ever, Amen;” Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz 1988 “80's Ladies;” K.T. Oslin 1989 “Chiseled In Stone;” Max D. Barnes and Vern Gosdin 1990 “Where’ve You Been;” Jon Vezner and Don Henry 1991 “When I Call Your Name;” Vince Gill and Tim DuBois 1992 “Look At Us;” Vince Gill and Max D. Barnes 1993 “I Still Believe In You;” Vince Gill and John Barlow Jarvis 1994 “Chattahoochee;” Alan Jackson and Jim McBride 1995 “Independence Day;” Gretchen Peters 1996 “Go Rest High On That Mountain;” Vince Gill 1997 “Strawberry Wine;” Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison 1998 “Holes In The Floor Of Heaven;” Billy Kirsch and Steve Wariner 1999 “This Kiss;” Annie Roboff, Robin Lerner and Beth Nielsen Chapman 2000 “I Hope You Dance;” Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers 2001 “Murder On Music Row;” Larry Cordle and Larry Shell 2002 “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning);” Alan Jackson 2003 “Three Wooden Crosses;” Doug Johnson and Kim Williams 2004 “Live Like You Were Dying;” Tim Nichols and Craig Wiseman 2005 “Whiskey Lullaby;” Bill Anderson and Jon Randall 2006 “Believe;” Craig Wiseman and Ronnie Dunn 2007 “Give It Away;” Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon and Jamey Johnson 2008 “Stay;” Jennifer Nettles 2009 “In Color;” Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller and James Otto 2010 “The House That Built Me;” Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin 2011 “If I Die Young;” Kimberly Perry 2012 “Over You;” Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton jamey johnson, buddy cannon, bill anderson 2007 87 PAST CMA AWARD WINNERS the 47th annual cma awards S i n g l e o f t h e y ea r (award goes to artist and producer. introduced award to producer in 1989.) 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 “There Goes My Everything;” Jack Greene; Decca Records “Harper Valley P.T.A.;” Jeannie C. Riley; Plantation Records “A Boy Named Sue;” Johnny Cash; Columbia Records “Okie From Muskogee;” Merle Haggard; Capitol Nashville “Help Me Make It Through The Night;” Sammi Smith; Mega Records “The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.;” Donna Fargo; Dot Records “Behind Closed Doors;” Charlie Rich; Epic Records “Country Bumpkin;” Cal Smith; MCA Nashville “Before The Next Teardrop Falls;” Freddy Fender; ABC Dot Records “Good Hearted Woman;” Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson; RCA Records “Lucille;” Kenny Rogers; United Artists Records “Heaven’s Just A Sin Away;” The Kendalls; Ovation Records “The Devil Went Down To Georgia;” Charlie Daniels Band; Epic Records “He Stopped Loving Her Today;” George Jones; Epic Records “Elvira;” The Oak Ridge Boys; MCA Nashville “Always On My Mind;” Willie Nelson; Columbia Records “Swingin’;” John Anderson; Warner Bros. Records “A Little Good News;” Anne Murray; Capitol Nashville “Why Not Me;” The Judds; RCA Records/Curb Records “Bop;” Dan Seals; EMI America Records “Forever And Ever, Amen;” Randy Travis; Warner Bros. Records “Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses;” Kathy Mattea; PolyGram Records “I’m No Stranger To The Rain;” Keith Whitley; RCA Records; produced by Garth Fundis and Keith Whitley 1990 “When I Call Your Name;” Vince Gill; MCA Nashville; produced by Tony Brown 1991 “Friends In Low Places;” Garth Brooks; Capitol Nashville; produced by Allen Reynolds 1992 “Achy Breaky Heart;” Billy Ray Cyrus; Mercury Nashville; produced by John Cotton and Joe Scaife 1993 “Chattahoochee;” Alan Jackson; Arista Nashville; produced by Keith Stegall 1994 “I Swear;” John Michael Montgomery; Atlantic Records; produced by Scott Hendricks 1995 “When You Say Nothing At All;” Alison Krauss & Union Station; BNA Records; produced by Randy Scruggs 1996 “Check Yes Or No;” George Strait; MCA Nashville; produced by Tony Brown and George Strait 1997 “Strawberry Wine;” Deana Carter; Capitol Nashville; produced by Chris Farren 1998 “Holes In The Floor Of Heaven;” Steve Wariner; Capitol Nashville; produced by Steve Wariner 1999 “Wide Open Spaces;” Dixie Chicks; Monument Records; produced by Blake Chancey and Paul Worley 2000 “I Hope You Dance;” Lee Ann Womack (with special guest appearance by Sons of the Desert); MCA Nashville; produced by Mark Wright 2001 “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow;” The Soggy Bottom Boys; Lost Highway Records; produced by T Bone Burnett 2002 “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning);” Alan Jackson; Arista Nashville; produced by Keith Stegall 2003 “Hurt;” Johnny Cash; Lost Highway Records; produced by Rick Rubin 2004 “Live Like You Were Dying;” Tim McGraw; Curb Records; produced by Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw and Darran Smith 2005 “I May Hate Myself In The Morning;” Lee Ann Womack; MCA Nashville; produced by Byron Gallimore 2006 “Believe;” Brooks & Dunn; Arista Nashville; produced by Tony Brown, Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks 2007 “Before He Cheats;” Carrie Underwood; 19 Recordings Limited/Arista/Arista Nashville; produced by Mark Bright 2008 “I Saw God Today;” George Strait; MCA Nashville; produced by Tony Brown and George Strait 2009 “I Run To You;” Lady Antebellum; Capitol Records Nashville; produced by Victoria Shaw and Paul Worley 2010 “Need You Now;” Lady Antebellum; Capitol Records Nashville; produced by Paul Worley and Lady Antebellum 2011 “If I Die Young;” The Band Perry; Republic Nashville; produced by Paul Worley 2012 “Pontoon;” Little Big Town; Capitol Records Nashville; Produced by Jay Joyce dan seals 1986 lady antebellum and paul worley 2010 the oak ridge boys 1981 steve wariner 1998 kathy mattea 1988 88 Albu m of th e year 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 (award goes to artist and producer. introduced award to producer in 1989.) alabama 1983 nitty gritty dirt band 1989 the kentucky headhunters 1990 vince gill 1993 THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING; Jack Greene; Decca Records JOHNNY CASH AT FOLSOM PRISON; Johnny Cash; Columbia Records JOHNNY CASH AT SAN QUENTIN PRISON; Johnny Cash; Columbia Records OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE; Merle Haggard; Capitol Nashville I WON’T MENTION IT AGAIN; Ray Price; Columbia Records LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT A SONG; Merle Haggard; Capitol Nashville BEHIND CLOSED DOORS; Charlie Rich; Epic Records A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG; Charlie Rich; Epic Records A LEGEND IN MY TIME; Ronnie Milsap; RCA Records WANTED: THE OUTLAWS; Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser and Jessi Colter; RCA Records 1977 RONNIE MILSAP LIVE; Ronnie Milsap; RCA Records 1978 IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SONG; Ronnie Milsap; RCA Records 1979 THE GAMBLER; Kenny Rogers; United Artists Records 1980 COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER; Original Motion Picture Soundtrack; MCA Nashville 1981 I BELIEVE IN YOU; Don Williams; MCA Nashville 1982 ALWAYS ON MY MIND; Willie Nelson; Columbia Records 1983 THE CLOSER YOU GET; Alabama; RCA Records 1984 A LITTLE GOOD NEWS; Anne Murray; Capitol Nashville 1985 DOES FORT WORTH EVER CROSS YOUR MIND; George Strait; MCA Nashville 1986 LOST IN THE FIFTIES TONIGHT; Ronnie Milsap; RCA Records 1987 ALWAYS AND FOREVER; Randy Travis; Warner Bros. Records 1988 BORN TO BOOGIE; Hank Williams Jr.; Warner Bros. Records/Curb Records 1989 WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN VOL. II; Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Universal Records; produced by Randy Scruggs 1990 PICKIN’ ON NASHVILLE; Kentucky HeadHunters; Mercury Nashville; produced by Kentucky HeadHunters 1991 NO FENCES; Garth Brooks; Capitol Nashville; produced by Allen Reynolds 1992 ROPIN’ THE WIND; Garth Brooks; Liberty Records; produced by Allen Reynolds 1993 I STILL BELIEVE IN YOU; Vince Gill; MCA Nashville; produced by Tony Brown 1994 COMMON THREAD: THE SONGS OF THE EAGLES; John Anderson, Clint Black, Suzy Bogguss, Brooks & Dunn, Billy Dean, Diamond Rio, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Little Texas, Lorrie Morgan, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker and Trisha Yearwood; Giant Records; produced by Suzy Bogguss, Tony Brown, Don Cook, Jerry Crutchfield, Billy Dean, Christy Dinapoli, Garth Fundis, Doug Grau, Scott Hendricks, Richard Landis, Lynn Peterzell, Monty Powell, Keith Stegall and James Stroud 1995 WHEN FALLEN ANGELS FLY; Patty Loveless; Epic Records; produced by Emory Gordy, Jr. 1996 BLUE CLEAR SKY; George Strait; MCA Nashville; produced by Tony Brown and George Strait 1997 CARRYING YOUR LOVE WITH ME; George Strait; MCA Nashville; produced by Tony Brown and George Strait 1998 EVERYWHERE; Tim McGraw; Curb Records; produced by Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw and James Stroud 1999 A PLACE IN THE SUN; Tim McGraw; Curb Records; produced by Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw and James Stroud 2000 FLY; Dixie Chicks; Monument Records; produced by Blake Chancey 2001 O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?; various artists; Lost Highway Records; produced by T Bone Burnett 2002 DRIVE; Alan Jackson; Arista Nashville; produced by Keith Stegall 2003 AMERICAN IV: THE MAN COMES AROUND; Johnny Cash; Lost Highway Records; produced by Rick Rubin 2004 WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN; Kenny Chesney; BNA Records; produced by Buddy Cannon and Kenny Chesney 2005 THERE’S MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM; Lee Ann Womack; MCA Nashville; produced by Byron Gallimore and Greg Droman 2006 TIME WELL WASTED; Brad Paisley; Arista Nashville; produced by Frank Rogers and Chris DuBois 2007 IT JUST COMES NATURAL; George Strait; MCA Nashville; produced by Tony Brown and George Strait 2008 TROUBADOUR; George Strait; MCA Nashville; produced by Tony Brown and George Strait 2009 FEARLESS; Taylor Swift; Big Machine Records; produced by Nathan Chapman and Taylor Swift 2010 REVOLUTION; Miranda Lambert; Columbia Nashville; produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke 2011 MY KINDA PARTY; Jason Aldean; Broken Bow Records; Produced by Michael Knox 2012 CHIEF; Eric Church; EMI Records Nashville; Produced by Jay Joyce patty loveless 1995 89 2013 CMA BROADCAST PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR WINNERS national CMA BROADCAST AWARDS the 47th annual cma awards “ AM E R I C A N COUNTRY COUNTDOWN” KIX BROOKS Cumulus Media Networks 2013 CMA RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR WINNERS major major “ T H E D O C AN D AN D I E S H OW ” KEN MEDEK, ANDIE SUMMERS AND KEVIN CROCKETT WXTU/Philadelphia, Pa. Portland, Ore. large large “Q MORNING CREW” MIKE WHELESS, MARTY YOUNG AND JANIE CAROTHERS WQDR/Raleigh-Durham, N.C. Providence-Warwick-Pawtucket, R.I. medium “ AN D Y AN D AL I S O N AN D T H E MORNING CREW” ANDY RITCHIE, ALISON WEST AND JIMMY HOLT WIVK/Knoxville, Tenn. medium Little Rock, Ark. small photos and logos: courtesy of winners small “THE GOOD MORNING GUYS” BRIAN GARY, TODD HARDING AND SUSAN MOORE KUAD/Ft. Collins-Greeley, Colo. Quad Cities-Davenport-Rock Island, Iowa/Moline, Ill. 91 national CMA BROADCAST AWARDS the 47th annual cma awards 2013 CMA BROADCAST PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR FINALISTS “The Crook & Chase Countdown” Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase Jim Owens Entertainment and Premiere Networks “The Lia Show” Lia Knight Dial Global major “Ben & Matt in the Morning!” Ben Campbell and Matt McAllister KNIX/Phoenix, Ariz. “Cornbread Morning Show” Jeff Law, Judi Diamond and Mac Douglas WIL/St. Louis, Mo. “Laurie DeYoung Morning Show” Laurie DeYoung, Mark Williams, Jeff St. Pierre and Claire Scattergood WPOC/Baltimore, Md. “Paul Schadt Morning Show” (Paul Schadt, Meg Butterly, and Geof Knight) WKKT/Charlotte-Gastonia, N.C./ Rock Hill, S.C. large Angie Ward WTQR/GreensboroWinston-Salem-High Point, N.C. medium “Brian and Amanda in the Morning” Brian Phillips and Amanda Leonardo WCTK/ProvidenceWarwick-Pawtucket, R.I. “Chris Carr & Company” Chris Carr, Jeff “Maverick” Bolen and Jason Statt WUBE/Cincinnati, Ohio “Jim, Deb & Kevin” Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt and Kevin Freeman WFMS/Indianapolis, Ind. “Mornings with Dave O’Brien” Dave O’Brien WLHK/Indianapolis, Ind. “The Tige & Daniel Morning Show” Tige Rodgers and Daniel Baker WTQR/Greensboro-WinstonSalem-High Point, N.C. “The 95 KSJ Country Breakfast Club with Dan Brennan and Shelby Mitchell” Dan Brennan and Shelby Mitchell WKSJ/Mobile, Ala. “Kevin Richards Show” Kevin Richards WGNA/Albany-SchenectadyTroy, N.Y. “Steve & Gina and the Kat 103 Morning Show” Steve Lundy and Gina Melton KXKT/Omaha, Neb./Council Bluffs, Iowa “Tom and Becky in the Morning” Becky Palmer and Tom Owens WBBS/Syracuse, N.Y. small “Barrett, Fox & Berry” Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, and Tracy Berry KKNU/Eugene-Springﬁeld, Ore. “Middays with Philip Gibbons” Philip Gibbons WGSQ/Cookeville, Tenn. “The Monk & Kelly Show” Jonathon Monk and Dianna Kelly WGSQ/Cookeville, Tenn. “Ofﬁcer Don and DeAnn” Don Evans and DeAnn Stephens WBUL/Lexington-Fayette, Ky. “Scotty & Cara in the Morning” Scotty Cox and Cara Denis KCLR/Columbia, Mo. 92 photos: courtesy of the ﬁnalists 2013 CMA RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR FINALISTS major WIL St. Louis, Mo. WKIS Miami-Ft. LauderdaleHollywood, Fla. WMZQ Washington, D.C. WPOC Baltimore, Md. WXTU Philadelphia, Pa. large KAJA San Antonio, Texas WFMS Indianapolis, Ind. WLHK Indianapolis, Ind. WQDR Raleigh-Durham, N.C. medium KUZZ Bakersﬁeld, Calif. KXKT Omaha, Neb./Council Bluffs, Iowa WBBS Syracuse, N.Y. WYRK Buffalo-Niagara Falls, N.Y. logos: courtesy of the finalists; photo: John Russell small KCLR Columbia, Mo. WGSQ Cookeville, Tenn. WKSF Asheville, N.C. WXFL Florence-Muscle Shoals, Ala. for past cma broadcast awards winners, visit cmaworld.com cma broadcast awards winners onstage at “the 46th annual cma awards” cma broadcast personality and radio station of the year winners were notified in october and recognized during the cma awards broadcast. (front) tom o’brien, wpcv; melissa moran, wpcv; ginny rogers, wklb; jamie martin, kaja; randy carroll, kaja; melissa turner, wusy; bill poindexter, wusy; donna valentine; keey (back) roger todd, wpcv; lon helton, “cmt’s country countdown usa with lon helton” (dial global) ; mike brophey, wklb; bob raleigh, wivk; grover collins, wube; gator harrison, wusy; mike mussman, keey. 93 2013 CMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS the 47th annual cma awards Office rs Troy Tomlinson Chairman Sony/ATV Music Publishing Ed Hardy President Frank Bumstead President-Elect Flood, Bumstead, McCready, & McCarthy, Inc. John Esposito Secretary/Treasurer Warner Music Nashville D i r e c to r s Robert Beckham William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC Kix Brooks Don't Miss This, LLC Luke Bryan Row Crop Corp. Steve Buchanan Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc Natalie Conner 92.5 WXTU/Beasley Broadcasting Tony Conway CEG Live J. William Denny Denny Properties Tom Douglas Mike Dungan Universal Music Group Joe Galante Galante Entertainment Organization Blair Garner Premiere Radio Networks Mary Hilliard Harrington The Greenroom PR Lon Helton Country Aircheck Clay Hunnicutt Clear Channel Communications Brett James Cornman Music Charles Judge Charles Judge Music Mike Moore Entercom Communications Brian O'Connell Live Nation Nashville Ralph Peer peermusic Rob Potts Rob Potts Entertainment Edge Stacey Schlitz SchlitzLAW Bob Shennan BBC Radio 2 & 6 Music Bill Simmons The Fitzgerald Hartley Company Clarence Spalding Spalding Entertainment, LLC Jeff Stevens Jeff Stevens Music Jeff Walker AristoMedia Group Biff Watson Biff-Bangs Productions, Inc. Jody Williams BMI Sally Williams Ryman Auditorium Di r e c to r s a t Lar g e Charlie Anderson Anderson Media Corporation Scott Borchetta Big Machine Label Group Becky Brenner Albright & O'Malley & Brenner Country Radio Specialists Randy Chase 94 Patrick Collins SESAC Charlie Cook West Virginia Radio Corp. Jay DeMarcus Rascal Flatts Bob DiPiero Love Monkey Music Chris DuBois Sea Gayle Music Tim DuBois Artist Management Partners Ann Edelblute The H-Q Kerri Edwards Red Light Management Ted Ellis CMT Canada Karen Fairchild Little Big Town Mark Hamilton iTunes John Hamlin CMT Pat Higdon Patrick Joseph Music Clint Higham Morris Artists Management John Huie Creative Artists Agency Jan Jeffries Cumulus Media Kurt Johnson Townsquare Media Michael Knox peermusic Marion Kraft ShopKeeper Management Darin Lashinsky National Shows 2 Ken Levitan Vector Management Luke Lewis Jonathan Loba BBR Music Group John Marks Sirius XM Satellite Radio Deb McDermott Young Broadcasting, Inc. Kevin Neal Buddy Lee Attractions Gary Overton Sony Music Nashville Jason Owen Sandbox Entertainment John Paul Westwood One Brian Philips CMT David Ross BossRoss Media Victoria Shaw Songalicious Publishing Michael Vaden Decosimo Vaden Larry Vallon AEG Live Ben Vaughn Warner/Chappell Music Inc. Ed Warm Joe's Bar E x- o f f i c i o L e gal Co u n s e l Jim Free The Smith-Free Group, LLC Kyle Young Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum R. Horton Frank Watkins & McNeilly, PPLC Richard Frank Counsel Emeritus Joel Katz Greenberg Traurig, LLP 95 T H A N K FOR MAKING THE 2013 CMA MUSIC FE STIVAL THE ARTISTS & CELEBRITIES Artists and celebrities who perform, sign autographs and attend CMA Music Festival each year do so for FREE. As a result, the CMA Foundation gives half of the Festival’s net proceeds to “Keep the Music Playing,” which helps fund music education programs in public schools. Since 2006, more than $7.6 million has been donated to the cause. THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE PARTNERS FOR HELPING MAKE THE 2013 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL THE MOST SUCCESSFUL YET! Y 0 U ULTIM ATE C OUNTRY MUSIC FA N E X PERIENCE! VOLUNTEERS JOIN THE CAUSE Volunteers are essential to the CMA Music Festival. And in 2013, they turned out in huge numbers, with 400 people from around the world logging 12,400 working hours. Whether driving shuttles, managing lines at Fan Fair X, holding banners for the Kick-Off Parade, escorting media, wrangling talent, handing out samples, or performing hundreds of other tasks, volunteers give selflessly to make the Festival the world’s best Country Music festival. © 2013 Country Music Association, Inc. A WIN FOR CORPORATE PARTNERS Corporate brand partnerships are a key element of the Festival’s marketing, fan experience and financial support. Once again, brand impressions and sampling reached an all-time high in 2013. • Nearly 50 brands participated in the 2013 CMA Music Festival • Activation and consumer engagements in 2013 were up 40 percent, reaching 1.8 million (product sampling, dedicated registrations, and brand impressions) • Chevrolet’s fan engagements set new records with their presence, which included the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage, Chevrolet Ride and Drive, the Chevrolet Roadhouse in Fan Alley and inside Fan Fair X in the brand new Music City Center • New brands included: Brawny, Dunkin Donuts, Lipton Iced Tea, Gander Mountain, Team Cocktail and Diet Mountain Dew • Television celebrities appeared, including stars from History Channel, ABC, HGTV and DIY THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS! CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL AND KTMP WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOUR HELP AND DEDICATION! LONG LIVE COWBOYS.® 2012 PreSenterS & red carPet the 47th annual cma awards Jana Kramer and JaKe owen reba and tim allen love and theft Scotty mccreery and Shawn JohnSon liSa marie PreSley Gwen SebaStian hoStS carrie Underwood and brad PaiSley jack greene 1967 98 KELLIE PICKLER and DARIUS RUCKER CONNIE BRITTON, HAYDEN PANETTIERE and KIMBERLY WILLIAMS-PAISLEY KATIE ARMIGER SUGARLAND THE BAND PERRY REBA with RACHEL SMITH, host of ABC’s “On the Red Carpet,” broadcast live on “Good Morning America” EASTON CORBIN 99 2012 PerFormers the 47th annual cma awards brad Paisley "southern comfort Zone" eric church, jason aldean and luke bryan "The only Way i know" miranda lamberT "Fastest Girl in Town" liTTle biG ToWn "Pontoon" hunTer hayes "Wanted" carrie underWood "blown away" FaiTh hill and Tim mcGraW "Good hearted Woman" kelly clarkson and vince Gill "don't rush" eli younG band "even if it breaks your heart" eric church "springsteen" jack greene 1967 100 ricky van shelton 1989 TAYLOR SWIFT "Begin Again" KENNY CHESNEY "Come Over" KEITH URBAN and ZAC BROWN BAND "Georgia Woods" DIERKS BENTLEY "Tip It On Back" JASON ALDEAN "Take a Little Ride" BRANTLEY GILBERT "Country Must Be Country Wide" LADY ANTEBELLUM "Always on My Mind" and "Crazy" THE BAND PERRY "Better Dig Two" FAITH HILL "American Heart" sugarland 2010 WILLIE ALL-STARS "On the Road Again" west andNELSON frizzelland 1982 101 2012 WINNERS the 47th annual cma awards MIRANDA LAMBERT Female Vocalist of the Year Song of the Year BLAKE SHELTON Entertainer of the Year Male Vocalist of the Year Song of the Year LITTLE BIG TOWN Vocal Group of the Year Single of the Year THOMPSON SQUARE Vocal Duo of the Year MAC McANALLY Musician of the Year KENNY CHESNEY and TIM McGRAW Musical Event of the Year HUNTER HAYES New Artist of the Year ERIC CHURCH Album of the Year 102 cma awards program book Amanda Eckard Senior Managing Editor Christian Bottorff Managing Editor and Writer Evamarie Oglander Design and Art Direction Alex Pearson Cover Design Amanda Moorhead Writer / Research Simone Diamond Proofreader Tommy Rogers, McQuiddy Jana Winograde Kevin Brockman Darren Schillace Erin Weir Victoria Dummer Mark Bracco Becky Daugherty Wendell Foster Hope Hartman Pash Pashkow Michael Bassett Alison Rou Gary Shanas Victoria Chew Lucas Aragon Ben Blatt Keith Grant Nicole Marostica Courtney Pajor Patrick Preblick Melissa King Sylvia Do Sarah Rico Ad Management/Printing cma awards production Robert Deaton Executive Producer Paul Miller Director Bill Bradshaw Supervising Producer David Wild Writer Peter Tilden Special Materials Writer Jillian Ellis Line Producer Lee Lodge Supervising Producer Bruce Rogers Production Designer Bob Dickinson Lighting Designer Carrie Paddock Talent Executive Steve Gibson Musical Director Christine Clark Bradley Associate Director Pam Repp Associate Director Sharon Taylor Associate Director for the country music association Troy Tomlinson CMA Board Chairman President and CEO, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Ed Hardy CMA Board President cma awards program book archive photography Beth Gwinn, Jim Hagans, Chris Hollo of Hollo Photographics, Inc., Robin Hood, Donn Jones, John Lee, Alan L. 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