Sports and entertainment news like the recent Cam Newton controversy continues to make headlines. CMA Awards winners picked up trophies for winning awards from the Country Music Association on November 11. The show was a major event with all sorts of entertaining happenings. The Entertainer of the Year award went to Brad Paisley, who had been the favorite going in. Miranda Lambert won Female Vocalist of the Year from the CMA, and Male Vocalist of the year went to Blake Shelton. The CMA Awards winners year in and year out are some of the biggest names in the industry. There is always a great combination of old favorites who have been around for years and new stars that have burst onto the scene. 2010 was no different in that way as the Zac Brown Band took home the awards for New Artist of the Year while industry veteran Paisley won the top award.
Significance of CMA Awards Winners
The winners of these trophies each year represent the brightest and best in all of country music. Nashville's finest from the established superstars to the newest divas come out every year to see who will get the awards, particularly the Entertainer of the Year. The winners of this last award tend to be industry vets who have been around for some time before they are even considered. The fact that there is a separate category for new artists may even serve as a deterrent for casting newer stars in this higher category. The CMA show every year is quite a spectacle, providing surprises, great performances, and many other things. This year in 2010, one of the most hyped events of the night was Gwyneth Paltrow making her debut singing a country song live in front of the audience and providing her own accompaniment on guitar.
It did not matter that the actress Paltrow had learned the song for a role she had in a movie. And it did not matter that the wife of Coldplay's front man is probably around live and recorded performances all the time. The crowd at the CMA event was ready for a spectacle, so that is what they made of it. Any ordinary person or high performance car insurance consumer probably got a big kick out of seeing Paltrow perform her ditty. It was a departure for the one who is normally the subject of Coldplay songs and not the singer of her own.
The CMA Awards are a major event every single year for fans of country music because of the excitement associated with finding out who the winners are going to be in every category. In this and a few other ways this show is no different from any other award presentations on television. A big part of the tension is finding out the CMA Awards winners. This is a very exciting moment for fans who are rooting for their favorite artist or who just want to see that tearful acceptance speech.
Award Winners on the Runway
As is ever the case with these festivities, Wednesday's event also fully delivered in terms of fashion as well as excitement and drama. There are always beautiful or controversial or just plain unconventional dresses and suits to check out and comment upon and watching the CMA Awards winners take the stage and give their speeches is almost as much fun with the mute button on because there are just so many things to see that it is truly a feast for the eyes. CMA Awards winners took home the highest honors given by the industry, but fans as always were the real winner when they took time for the telecast.