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  • Did you know?

    The CMA Awards is the longest running, annual music awards program on network television.

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    Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have hosted the CMA Awards together 8 years in a row.

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    Vince Gill hosted the most consecutive CMA Awards ceremonies in the history of the show from 1992 to 2003. (12 years)
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    The first CMA Awards Banquet and show was held in 1967.
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    The CMA Awards was broadcast on television for the first time in 1968 on NBC.
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    CMA Entertainer of the Year is considered to be the most prestigious honor of the CMA Awards ceremony.
  • Did you know?

    Kenny Chesney and Alabama hold the record for the most consecutive wins of Entertainer of the Year. They each won three times.
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    In 2005, the CMA Awards were held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Every other CMA Awards show has been held in Nashville, TN.
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    The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year is Luke Bryan.
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    There are 12 CMA Awards given out each year.
  • Did you know?

    The first female to win CMA Entertainer of the Year was Loretta Lynn.
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    Brooks & Dunn holds the most Vocal Duo of the Year wins in CMA Awards history with 14 wins.
  • Did you know?

    Brooks & Dunn is the only duo to have ever won CMA Entertainer of the Year.
  • Did you know?

    George Strait holds the record for most career wins at the CMA Awards.
  • Did you know?

    Eddy Arnold was the first CMA Entertainer of the Year in 1967.
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    George Strait holds the title for most nominated artist in CMA Awards history.
  • Did you know?

    Brad Paisley won CMA Entertainer of the Year in 2010 after being nominated for six straight years. He was also nominated in 2011 and 2012.
  • Did you know?

    CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than 6,900 industry professional members of CMA.
  • Did you know?

    CMA was established in 1958 and became the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music.
  • Did you know?

    The CMA Awards aired on NBC from 1968 to 1971 and on CBS from 1972 to 2005 before moving to ABC in 2006.
  • Did you know?

    The CMA Awards trophy was designed to resemble a chart bullet and was originally made of walnut with a marble base.
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    Today’s CMA Awards trophy is 15 inches tall, weighs 7.5 pounds and is made of hand-blown fine crystal in Florence, Italy.
  • Did you know?

    Members of the Country Music Association are made up of music executives, artists, publicists, songwriters, musicians, touring professionals and more from around the world.
  • Did you know?

    CMA Awards winners are chosen in three rounds of voting.
  • Did you know?

    Awards criteria, rules of election and balloting procedures are established by CMA’s Board of Directors.



For 50 years, the CMA Awards stage has been home to Country Music’s most iconic moments. Legends have been born. Country Music royalty has been crowned. The songs that touch the depths of our souls have become timeless.


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