November 7, 2002 |
Alan Jackson couldn't go wrong Wednesday, taking home his second entertainer-of-the-year award and four other honors at the annual Country Music Assn. Awards. His five awards tied a record for most received in one year. Johnny Cash had that many in 1969, as did Vince Gill in 1993. "CMA's been a little too generous to me tonight," Jackson said while accepting the top honor. "There's probably people who are a little more exciting on stage, but I just walk out there and sing."
May 11, 2001 |
Toby Keith, long the bridesmaid at major industry awards shows, took the trophies for album of the year and top male vocalist at the 36th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday at the Universal Amphitheatre. The Oklahoma singer borrowed a line from one of his hits--"You shouldn't kiss me like this unless you mean it like that"--to tease voters for acknowledging his work after a decade on the country scene.
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May 4, 2000 |
Shania Twain was named entertainer of the year and the Dixie Chicks won group and album prizes for "Fly" at the 35th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday night. Lonestar's "Amazed" was picked as best song and single. Twain did not attend the show. It was a big night for country sweethearts, although leading nominees Tim McGraw and wife Faith Hill lost in the entertainer of the year category.
March 9, 1999 |
MOVIES 'Mulan' Cells Rake It In: A weekend sale of artwork from Disney's "Mulan" fetched $507,000 at Sotheby's New York, sailing past pre-sale estimates. Buyers cheered as an animated image of the villain Shan Yu and his falcon sold for $43,700 to a private collector from Texas--far eclipsing its estimated price tag of $1,200. Other highlights included a cell (estimated at $2,000) of Mulan and her love interest, Captain Shang, which went for a whopping $39,100.
September 24, 1998 |
Garth Brooks was declared the best country music entertainer for the fourth time by the Country Music Assn. on Wednesday, and for the second year in a row. "If it means more to me this year, it's only because it's one more year down the road," Brooks said. "That's only supposed to happen to cool guys like George Strait." Old favorite Strait and Brooks' duet partner Trisha Yearwood were again tapped for major awards.
September 23, 1998 |
If the recording executives and artists at tonight's Country Music Assn. Awards ceremony seem unusually upbeat, it might be due to what's happening on radio. With country records receiving unprecedented airplay on pop radio, industry leaders are hoping for yet another boom in the sales of country albums. The reasoning goes like this: If country music accounts for 14% of all U.S.
April 25, 1997 |
Along with the strong winds that have buffeted the Southland this week, 14-year-old singer LeAnn Rimes blew into town Wednesday to emerge as the big winner at the 32nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards. During the nationally televised ceremony at the Universal Amphitheatre, the Texas teen collected trophies for top new female vocalist, and for song and single record of the year for "Blue," the mega-hit written by Dallas disc jockey Bill Mack that launched her career last summer.