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Swift named Entertainer of the Year at CMAs

Swift named Entertainer of the Year at CMAs

NASHVILLE, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift was named Entertainer of the Year at the 45th annual Country Music Association Awards show in Nashville Wednesday.

Country music sales bump expected

NASHVILLE, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Experts say they expect country music album and digital download sales will grow with the upcoming music awards and holiday shopping season.
Lionel Richie returns to country roots

Lionel Richie returns to country roots

NASHVILLE, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Singer Lionel Richie says he's returning to his country roots with his new album "Tuskegee" featuring duets with some of country music's leading stars.
CMA Award nomination announcements set

CMA Award nomination announcements set

NASHVILLE, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Nominations for the 2011 Country Music Association Awards are to be announced by music stars in New York and Nashville next week, the CMA said.
Paisley, Lambert win big at the CMAs

Paisley, Lambert win big at the CMAs

NASHVILLE, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Country Music Association Awards show host Brad Paisley was named Entertainer of the Year for the first time in Nashville Wednesday night.
Swift, MJ win big at American Music Awards

Swift, MJ win big at American Music Awards

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift won five awards, including Artist of the Year, and the late Michael Jackson won four awards Sunday at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
Underwood learning to open up to others

Underwood learning to open up to others

NASHVILLE, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. country music singer Carrie Underwood said she is learning to become more open with people and stop keeping others from seeing the real her.
Bent cleans up at Vancouver awards show

Bent cleans up at Vancouver awards show

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Ridley Bent was the big winner during the weekend's British Columbia Country Music Association awards show in Vancouver, organizers said.
Miley and Billy Ray to be CMA presenters

Miley and Billy Ray to be CMA presenters

NASHVILLE, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Father-and-daughter performers Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus have signed on to be presenters at "The 42nd annual CMA Awards" show in Nashville, ABC said Monday.
Stars line up to perform at CMAs

Stars line up to perform at CMAs

NASHVILLE, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Kenny Chesney, George Strait and Sugarland have agreed to perform at "The 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards" in Nashville, ABC said Monday.

Stars flock to Nashville for CMA awards

NASHVILLE, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The 41st annual Country Music Association awards show was under way at the Sommet Center in downtown Nashville.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban reunited

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Actress Nicole Kidman visited her husband Keith Urban at the Betty Ford Center in Palm Springs, Calif., where he is undergoing treatment for alcohol addiction. Urban has been in the in-patient rehabilitation program since he checked himself into the cente

Hill sorry for being 'playful' at CMAAs

NASHVILLE, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Nashville superstar Faith Hill says she was kidding around when TV cameras at the Country Music Association Awards caught her grousing about losing an award.

Lee Ann Womack concerned over stalker

NASHVILLE, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Country music singer Lee Ann Womack has been given a protective order against a Georgian man she claims is stalking her.

Carrie carries Oklahoma CMA hopes

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Oklahomans were pulling for their hometown favorite, Carrie Underwood, at Monday's 2006 Country Music Association Awards, where she was up for four honors.
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Taylor Swift, winner of the Entertainer of the Year, poses for photographers back stage at the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on November 9, 2011. UPI/Terry Wyatt
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The Country Music Association Awards, also known as the CMA Awards, or the CMAs, and not to be confused with the ACM Awards, are voted on by business members of the Country Music Association. The first CMA awards were presented at an untelevised ceremony in Nashville's Municipal Auditorium in 1967. (The Entertainer of the Year award that night went to Eddy Arnold.) The second annual CMA awards were presented in October 1968; NBC taped the ceremony and broadcast it a few weeks later). Beginning in 1969, the awards were televised live, usually during October or November of each year. They continued to be broadcast on NBC until switching to CBS in 1972, where they remained until 2005. Starting in November 2006, the Annual CMA Awards are televised on ABC. The CMA Awards, for many years, were held at the home of Nashville's Grand Ole Opry; initially at the Ryman Auditorium, and from 1974 to 2004 at the Grand Ole Opry House. The 2005 ceremonies took place in New York City at Madison Square Garden. The awards show has been held at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena since 2006. Annual awards are given in the following twelve categories: Entertainer, Male Vocalist, Female Vocalist, New Artist (previously known as the Horizon Award until 2008), Vocal Group, Vocal Duo (introduced in 1970), Single, Album, Song, Musical Event (split off from the Vocal Duo award in 1988 as Vocal Event), Music Video (introduced in 1985), and Musician. The distinction between the Duo and Event awards is that the former is presented to two artists who normally perform together, while the latter was specifically created to honor one-off collaborations. Nine awards are also given to radio broadcasters for Station of the Year and Personality of the Year (divided into four categories each, based on market size), as well as National Personality of the Year to the host of a nationally-syndicated show. The show featured performances from top country music stars as well as up-and-coming new artists who perform snippets of their hit songs before going to a commercial (the new artist bumpers were discontinued in 2002).

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