Swift Dominates CMAs – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]
November 11, 2009
Taylor Swift won Entertainer of the Year at the 43rd Annual Country Music Association Awards. At age 19, Taylor became the youngest artist to win the award. She was the first female solo country artist to win since Shania Twain over a decade before. Taylor joined an elite group of female artists to win the CMA Entertainer of the Year that includes Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire and Twain. The Dixie Chicks also won the award in 2001, the only all female group to do so. Swift won a total of four times on the night, also taking the trophies for Female Vocalist; Album (for Fearless) and for Music Video of the Year, for "Love Story."
Brad Paisley would take the podium to accept the Male Vocalist of the Year award, while Darius Rucker would accept the New Artist of the Year award. The Vocal Group of the Year would go to Lady Antebellum, while Sugarland would take Vocal Duo. Single of the Year would also go to Lady A for “I Run To You”, while Jamey Johnson would take his second consecutive Song of the Year award for “In Color”. Paisley would split the Vocal Event of the Year with Keith Urban for “Start A Band” and Mac MacAnally would continue his annual sojurn to the podium for the Musician of the Year award.
Martina McBride’s CD Martina was certified gold just over a month after its release. The album produced four singles: "This One's for the Girls" (featuring backing vocals by Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Faith Hill & McBride's daughters - #3), "In My Daughter's Eyes" (#4), "How Far" (#12) and "God's Will" (#16).
Her CD White Christmas would also be certified platinum.
Crystal Gayle performs at the dedication of the Vietnam Women's Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Reba McEntire signs her first recording contract, with Mercury Records
2006 – Carrie Underwood – “Before He Cheats”
2000 – John Michael Montgomery – “The Little Girl”
1995 – George Strait – “Check Yes Or No”
1989 – Kathy Mattea – “Burnin’ Old Memories”
1978 – Barbara Mandrell – “Sleeping Single In A Double Bed”
1972 – Tammy Wynette – “My Man”
1967 – David Houston – “You Mean The World To Me”
1957 – The Everly Bros. – “Wake Up, Little Susie”
1950 – Hank Snow – “I’m Movin’ On”
1944 – Red Foley – “Smoke On The Water”
2006 – Alabama – Songs Of Inspiration
2000 – Faith Hill – Breathe
1995 – Alan Jackson – The Greatest Hits Collection
1989 – Randy Travis – No Holdin’ Back
1978 – Waylon Jennings – I’ve Always Been Crazy
1972 – Charley Pride – A Sunshiny Day
1967 – Eddy Arnold – Turn The World Around