Category: Awards

Bobby Karl Works The CMA Awards

Performance photos by John Russell and Donn Jones Chapter 355 The earliest CMA Awards Show review came from the organization’s newly crowned Entertainer of the Year. “I think this was the best [CMA] show I’ve ever seen,” said Brad Paisley. “And I’ve been watching it all my life. I loved every minute. “Who Still Buys […]

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Lambert Wins Three And Paisley Gets Entertainer

Top CMA Awards nominee Miranda Lambert, who entered “Country Music’s Biggest Night” with a record nine nominations, walked away with three CMA Awards, including Female Vocalist, Album for Revolution (produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke) and Music Video of the Year for “The House That Built Me” (directed by Trey Fanjoy, who picked up […]

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Grammy Nominations Special Set For Dec. 1

Nominations for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will be announced live on the hour long special “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night,” airing Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 9 pm CT on CBS. The show will take place at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, with rapper/actor LL Cool J reprising his […]

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Bobby Karl Works the BMI Country Awards

Chapter 354 Photos by Rick Diamond and Andrew H. Walker The 58th annual BMI Country Awards – the first of all the country accolades – mixed young with old like never before. Taylor Swift, 20, became the youngest person ever to be named the organization’s Songwriter of the Year. Nineteen tunesmiths won their first BMI […]

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Taylor Swift Big Winner at BMI Country Music Awards

Songwriter of the Year: Taylor Swift Publisher of the Year: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville Song of the Year: “You Belong With Me,” written by Liz Rose and Taylor Swift, published by Sony/ATV Tree, Taylor Swift Music, Wagnerville Music BMI Icon: Billy Sherrill •••••• Taylor Swift became the youngest person ever to be named BMI Country […]

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BMI Awards Tonight, CMA Awards Tomorrow

CMA Awards week continues for Music Row revelers. It’s only Tuesday and Bobby Karl has already put in a week’s worth of party-going, check out his column about last night’s SESAC Awards, and other events. ••Many members of the industry are gearing up for tonight’s (11/9) BMI Country Awards. Billy Sherrill will be honored as […]

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Bobby Karl Works SESAC Awards and CMA Week Events

Chapter 353 Graciousness, warmth, elegance and relaxed conviviality—these are the things we associate with SESAC’s annual awards banquet. This year, the smallest of the performing rights organizations has shown more muscle than ever, with pieces of hits by such top stars as Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, George Strait and Keith Urban. But its banquet (11/8) […]

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SESAC Salutes Hillary Scott, EMI Foray Music

Hillary Scott was named Songwriter of the Year at last night’s (11/8) SESAC Nashville Music Awards. The Lady Antebellum songstress also took home the Song Of The Year trophy for the crossover smash, “Need You Now.” Publisher of the Year honors went to EMI Foray Music.

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CMAawards.com Streaming Loads of Live Coverage; Post-party Plans

CMAawards.com is streaming with activity surrounding Wednesday’s (11/10) Awards. For the first time, the official site will offer live footage from the CMA Awards Black Carpet presented by Jack Daniel’s, the Pre-Telecast ceremonies, and the backstage Press Room. Black Carpet coverage will begin at 5:00 PM/ET, followed by Pre-Telecast cermonies between approximately 7:25-7:55 PM/ET, and […]

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Reba’s 34th Album Release Week

Reba will be promoting the November 9th release of her 34th album, All The Women I Am, with a week of media appearances such as Good Morning America, CMA Awards and the Late Show with David Letterman. Reba will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America on November 9th at 7:00 am; following this, she will […]

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CMT and ABC Are All About the CMA Awards

CMT is dedicating special coverage leading up to “The 44th Annual CMA Awards,” giving fans an in-depth look at the nominees. CMT Insider host Katie Cook will conduct exclusive interviews with nominees including Miranda Lambert on Saturday, November 6th at 1:30 pm ET/PT. The music network will also air a special Stacked featuring videos from […]

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