The CMA Awards is the longest running, annual music awards program on network television.
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have hosted the CMA Awards together 8 years in a row.
Vince Gill hosted the most consecutive CMA Awards ceremonies in the history of the show from 1992 to 2003
The first CMA Awards Banquet and show was held in 1967.
The CMA Awards was broadcast on television for the first time in 1968 on NBC.
CMA Entertainer of the Year is considered to be the most prestigious honor of the CMA Awards ceremony.
Kenny Chesney and Alabama hold the record for the most consecutive wins of Entertainer of the Year. They each won three times.
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.
The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year is Luke Bryan.
There are 12 CMA Awards given out each year.
The first female to win CMA Entertainer of the Year was Loretta Lynn.
Brooks & Dunn holds the most Vocal Duo of the Year wins in CMA Awards history with 14 wins.
Brooks & Dunn is the only duo to have ever won CMA Entertainer of the Year.
George Strait holds the record for most career wins at the CMA Awards.
Eddy Arnold was the first CMA Entertainer of the Year in 1967.
George Strait holds the title for most nominated artist in CMA Awards history.
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.
CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than 6,900 industry professional members of CMA.
CMA was established in 1958 and became the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music.
The CMA Awards aired on NBC from 1968 to 1971 and on CBS from 1972 to 2005 before moving to ABC in 2006.
The CMA Awards trophy was designed to resemble a chart bullet and was originally made of walnut with a marble base.
Today’s CMA Awards trophy is 15 inches tall, weighs 7.5 pounds and is made of hand-blown fine crystal in Florence, Italy.
Members of the Country Music Association are made up of music executives, artists, publicists, songwriters, musicians, touring professionals and more from around the world.
CMA Awards winners are chosen in three rounds of voting.
Awards criteria, rules of election and balloting procedures are established by CMA’s Board of Directors.