Friday, January 6, 2012

You need to know About the CMA Award Trophy

The Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, commonly referred to as CMAS, held annually to celebrate the best new song and album by country musicians and groups. This association was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee and originally consisted of 233 members. Currently, the association is composed of more than 6,000 music professionals from more than 40 countries around the world. The goal is to guide and enhance the musical development of countries around the world, using it as a practical yet powerful medium for advertisers, media, and consumers, and to provide a unified idea or purpose in the country music industry. The award ceremony itself was broadcast live on television during the fall, around October-November. The award is given in several categories, including Entertainer of the Year, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Female and Male Vocalist of the Year, and also New Artist of the Year.

However, the first two CMA Awards ceremony is broadcast on TV. The first was held in the Auditorium of the City, Nashville, Tennessee in 1967. The Entertainer of the Year at that time went to Eddy Arnold. CMAS that was first aired on TV in 1969, and since 1978, has been broadcast on both TV and radio. To determine the winner from each category, CMA members must go through three rounds of voting process overseen by an international accounting firm Deloitte & Touche. In the first round, the members of the association nominate 20 nominees for each category. In the second half, they must choose five of the 20 candidates and those 5 are the ones who will be presented for final voting round. In the final round, they have to choose one candidate from each category as the winner of each category.

The winner of each category will take home a crystal Award Trophy subtle Italy. However, the CMA Award Trophy awarded during the first made of walnut wood and marble. This combination indicates the warmth of country music, strength, and endurance. Each award trophy features a satin brass nameplate bearing the name and category winners. CMA Awards are highly prestigious event which musicians of all countries and groups expect to have their names attached to the Award Trophy. Awarded the CMA will increase their popularity and hence their careers.

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