Wednesday, November 12, 2008
“Country Music’s Biggest Night.”
It's finally here "Country Music's Biggest Night" a.k.a the 42nd Annual CMA Awards. Hosting this magical event is the reigning CMA Male and Female Vocalists of the Year, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. Just to get everyone ready for the big night I will give you a little background on Carrie and Brad. Paisley has stated that his love of country music stems from his maternal grandfather, Warren Jarvis, who gave Paisley his first guitar at eight years old. by age thirteen, Brad was an opening act for country singers such as The Judds, Ricky Skaggs, and George Jones at the Capital Music Hall in Wheeling, West Virginia. His debut as a singer was with the label Arista Nashville, with the song "Who Needs Pictures" (released February 22, 1999). In May of that same year, he made his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. Seven months later he had his first #1 hit with "He Didn't Have to Be." Since then Brad has released 5 extremely successful albums. His most current single is "Start a Band" which he sings with Keith Urban. He’s been nominated for a whopping 38 CMA Awards since 2000, the year he won the Horizon Award.
Carrie Underwood is an American country pop singer and songwriter. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, and has become a multi-platinum selling recording artist and a multiple Grammy Award winner. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was certified seven times platinum and is the fastest selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history. Her second album, Carnival Ride, was released on October 23, 2007. It has so far sold about 2.3 million copies and has produced four number one country hits, "So Small", "All-American Girl", "Last Name", and "Just a Dream." "Just a Dream" is now one of my favorite country songs and the music video is just as amazing as the song.
With backgrounds like this you have to expect an awesome show. I can't wait to see who the winners are and how good people do on there performances!