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.
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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 magazine. Alison 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.