Awards Season Recap: Reflections On CMAs, Grammys

With the CMA Awards scheduled for Wednesday night, Nov. 5, the CMA took a look back at some CMA Awards milestones. Click here to find out about the first live national TV broadcast, first live radio broadcast, first and only time outside of Nashville and much more.

“The 3rd Annual CMA Awards” was the first show to broadcast live, asJohnny Cash won five Awards in a single night. June Carter.  Plus, the Country Music Hall of Fame inducted Gene Autry and Bill Monroe.

Johnny Cash won five awards in a single night on “The 3rd Annual CMA Awards,” the first show to be broadcast live. Photo: CMA

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To coincide with the first round of Grammy voting, the organization recapped the Top Grammy Recipients of the 21st Century in its latest digital magazineAlison Krauss is the only Nashvillian listed in the top 11. She’s earned 27 Grammys during her career and 17 since 2001. Other Nashville musicians near the top 11 include her longtime band members and solo artists, Dobro player Jerry Douglas and guitarist/singer Dan Tyminski, who have eleven and ten trophies, respectively. Nashville banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck has earned ten.

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