Advertisement

Country Music Association

From Academic Kids

The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. It originally consisted of only 233 members and was the first trade organization formed to promote a music genre. The objectives of the organization are to guide and enhance the development of Country Music throughout the world; to demonstrate it as a viable medium to advertisers, consumers and media; and to provide a unity of purpose for the Country Music industry.

Initially, CMA's Board of Directors included nine directors and five officers. Wesley Rose, president of Acuff-Rose Publishing, Inc., served as CMA's first chairman of the board. Broadcasting entrepreneur and executive Connie B. Gay was the founding president.

Originally there were nine individual membership categories. The current 15 categories represent all facets of the music industry. Organizational memberships are also available. CMA membership is composed of those persons or organizations that are involved in Country Music, directly and substantially.

The first CMA Awards ceremony was held in 1967 in Nashville. Sonny James and Bobbie Gentry hosted the event, which was not televised. The winner of the first "Entertainer of the Year" award was singer Eddy Arnold. "Male Vocalist of the Year" went to Jack Green and "Female Vocalist of the Year" to Loretta Lynn.

In 1968, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans hosted the awards, which was televised from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The first live telecast of the show was in 1969.

Annual awards are given in the following twelve categories: Entertainer, Male Vocalist, Female Vocalist, Horizon Award, Vocal Group, Vocal Duo, Single, Album, Song, Music Event, Music Video, and Musician.

Contents

Entertainer of the Year

2004 Kenny Chesney
2003 Alan Jackson
2002 Alan Jackson
2001 Tim McGraw
2000 Dixie Chicks
1999 Shania Twain
1998 Garth Brooks
1997 Garth Brooks
1996 Brooks & Dunn
1995 Alan Jackson
1994 Vince Gill
1993 Vince Gill
1992 Garth Brooks
1991 Garth Brooks
1990 George Strait
1989 George Strait
1988 Hank Williams, Jr.
1987 Hank Williams, Jr.
1986 Reba McEntire
1985 Ricky Skaggs
1984 Alabama
1983 Alabama
1982 Alabama
1981 Barbara Mandrell
1980 Barbara Mandrell
1979 Willie Nelson
1978 Dolly Parton
1977 Ronnie Milsap
1976 Mel Tillis
1975 John Denver
1974 Charlie Rich
1973 Roy Clark
1972 Loretta Lynn
1971 Charley Pride
1970 Merle Haggard
1969 Johnny Cash
1968 Glen Campbell
1967 Eddy Arnold

Male Vocalist of the Year

2004 Keith Urban
2003 Alan Jackson
2002 Alan Jackson
2001 Toby Keith
2000 Tim McGraw
1999 Tim McGraw
1998 George Strait
1997 George Strait
1996 George Strait
1995 Vince Gill
1994 Vince Gill
1993 Vince Gill
1992 Vince Gill
1991 Vince Gill
1990 Clint Black
1989 Ricky Van Shelton
1988 Randy Travis
1987 Randy Travis
1986 George Strait
1985 George Strait
1984 Lee Greenwood
1983 Lee Greenwood
1982 Ricky Skaggs
1981 George Jones
1980 George Jones
1979 Kenny Rogers
1978 Don Williams
1977 Ronnie Milsap
1976 Ronnie Milsap
1975 Waylon Jennings
1974 Ronnie Milsap
1973 Charlie Rich
1972 Charley Pride
1971 Charley Pride
1970 Merle Haggard
1969 Johnny Cash
1968 Glen Campbell
1967 Jack Greene

Female Vocalist of the Year

2004 Martina McBride
2003 Martina McBride
2002 Martina McBride
2001 Lee Ann Womack
2000 Faith Hill
1999 Martina McBride
1998 Trisha Yearwood
1997 Trisha Yearwood
1996 Patty Loveless
1995 Alison Krauss
1994 Pam Tillis
1993 Mary Chapin Carpenter
1992 Mary Chapin Carpenter
1991 Tanya Tucker
1990 Kathy Mattea
1989 Kathy Mattea
1988 K.T. Oslin
1987 Reba McEntire
1986 Reba McEntire
1985 Reba McEntire
1984 Reba McEntire
1983 Janie Fricke
1982 Janie Fricke
1981 Barbara Mandrell
1980 Emmylou Harris
1979 Barbara Mandrell
1978 Crystal Gayle
1977 Crystal Gayle
1976 Dolly Parton
1975 Dolly Parton
1974 Olivia Newton-John
1973 Loretta Lynn
1972 Loretta Lynn
1971 Lynn Anderson
1970 Tammy Wynette
1969 Tammy Wynette
1968 Tammy Wynette
1967 Loretta Lynn

See also

External links

Navigation

Academic Kids Menu

  • Art and Cultures
    • Art (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Art)
    • Architecture (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Architecture)
    • Cultures (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Cultures)
    • Music (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Music)
    • Musical Instruments (http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/List_of_musical_instruments)
  • Biographies (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Biographies)
  • Clipart (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Clipart)
  • Geography (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Geography)
    • Countries of the World (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Countries)
    • Maps (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Maps)
    • Flags (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Flags)
    • Continents (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Continents)
  • History (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/History)
    • Ancient Civilizations (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Ancient_Civilizations)
    • Industrial Revolution (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Industrial_Revolution)
    • Middle Ages (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Middle_Ages)
    • Prehistory (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Prehistory)
    • Renaissance (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Renaissance)
    • Timelines (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Timelines)
    • United States (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/United_States)
    • Wars (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Wars)
    • World History (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/History_of_the_world)
  • Human Body (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Human_Body)
  • Mathematics (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Mathematics)
  • Reference (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Reference)
  • Science (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Science)
    • Animals (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Animals)
    • Aviation (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Aviation)
    • Dinosaurs (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Dinosaurs)
    • Earth (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Earth)
    • Inventions (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Inventions)
    • Physical Science (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Physical_Science)
    • Plants (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Plants)
    • Scientists (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Scientists)
  • Social Studies (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Social_Studies)
    • Anthropology (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Anthropology)
    • Economics (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Economics)
    • Government (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Government)
    • Religion (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Religion)
    • Holidays (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Holidays)
  • Space and Astronomy
    • Solar System (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Solar_System)
    • Planets (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Planets)
  • Sports (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Sports)
  • Timelines (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Timelines)
  • Weather (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Weather)
  • US States (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/US_States)

Information

  • Home Page (http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php)
  • Contact Us (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Contactus)

  • Clip Art (http://classroomclipart.com)
Toolbox
Personal tools