CMAs Take Center Stage – Today In Country Music History [VIDEO]
November 6, 2006
George Strait, Sonny James and session guitarist Harold Bradley are officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame prior to the 40th annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. During the awards ceremony, Kenny Chesney was name Entertainer of the year, Keith Urban the Male Vocalist and Carrie Underwood the Female Artist of the Year; Underwood also wins the Horizon Award.
Brooks & Dunn won the Vocal Group, Single and Video of the Year, while Ronnie Dunn & Craig Wiseman won the Song of the Year Award for “I Believe.” Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton won the Musical Event of the Year category for “When I Get Where I’m Going”, while Paisley also won the Album of the Year award for Time Well Wasted. Musician of the Year went to Randy Scruggs.
Florida-Georgia Line wins twice during the 47th annual Country Music Association awards, taking Vocal Duo and Single of the Year, for "Cruise," at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Other winners on the night were George Strait for Entertainer of the Year, Blake Shelton won twice on the night, for Male Vocalist and Album of the Year (Based On A True Story) and Miranda Lambert for Female Vocalist of the Year.
Little Big Town won the Vocal Group of the Year award while Kacey Musgraves won for New Artist of the Year. Lee Brice won Song of the Year for “I Drive Your Truck.” “Highway Don’t Care” featuring Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban was a double award winner for Musical Event and Video of the Year. And Mac MacAnally took home his annual Musician of the Year Award.
Alan Jackson wins a record-tying five times in the 36th Country Music Association awards on CBS: Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year; Album, for "Drive"; and Single and Song, for "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)”. This is something accomplished by only three other artists: Johnny Cash (1969), Vince Gill (1993) and George Strait (1996).
Martina McBride was named the Female Vocalist of the Year, while Rascal Flatts were the Horizon Award winners and the Dixie Chicks were name Vocal Group of the Year and Brooks & Dunn the Vocal Duo of the Year. Video of the Year went to Brad Paisley for “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song).” Jerry Douglas was named Musician of the Year.
Porter Wagoner and Jumpin’ Bill Carlisle were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Tex Ritter was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Little Jimmy Dickens joined the Grand Ole Opry.
#1 On This Date
2010 – Darius Rucker – “Come Back Song”
2004 – Phil Vassar – “In A Real Love”
1999 – Martina McBride – “I Love You”
1993 – Reba McEntire w/Linda Davis – “Does He Love You”
1982 – Charley Pride – “You’re So Good When You’re Bad”
1976 – Merle Haggard – “Cherokee Maiden”
1971 – Sonny James – “Here Comes Honey Again”
1965 – Johnnie Wright – “Hello Vietnam”
1961 – Leroy Van Dyke – “Walk On By”
1954 – Webb Pierce – “More And More”
1948 – Eddy Arnold – “Just A Little Lovin’ (Will Go A Long Way)”
1955 – Webb Pierce – “Love, Love, Love”
1949 – Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely – “Slipping Around”
2010 – Sugarland – The Incredible Machine
2004 – George Strait – 50 Number Ones
1999 – Dixie Chicks – Fly
1993 – Common Thread: Songs Of The Eagles
1982 – Willie Nelson – Always On My Mind
1976 – Tanya Tucker – Here’s Some Love
1971 – Freddie Hart – Easy Loving
1965 – Eddy Arnold – My World
Singer/songwriter Stonewall Jackson ("Me and You and a Dog Named Boo", "Waterloo") is 82.
Singer/songwriter Guy Clark is 73.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Glenn Frey (The Eagles) is 66