Saturday, June 21, 2008

Running the Table at the CMA & ACM

I have been doing some research on who wins CMA and ACM awards. What I have found offers some surprises

Amazingly only six Country Music artists can claim to have won both CMA & ACM Entertainer of Year and both CMA & AMC Vocalist (Male or Female) of the Year. They are:

George Strait, Reba McEntire, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, and Barbra Mandrell

I thought there would be more people. What happened to the others? Here are some notable near misses and what award or awards they are missing:

- Garth Brooks & Kenny Chesney have never won CMA Male Vocalist of the Year

- Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Tim McGraw, Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell, and Keith Urban have never won ACM Entertainer of the Year

- Toby Keith has never won CMA Entertainer of the Year

- Willie Nelson & Hank Williams Jr. have never won a Male Vocalist of Year Award from either the CMA or ACM

- Shania Twain has never won a Female Vocalist of the Year Award from either the CMA or ACM

- Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings have never won ACM Entertainer or ACM Male Vocalist of the Year.

- Tammy Wynette, Randy Travis, Faith Hill, and George Jones have never won Entertainer of the Year from either the CMA or ACM

- LeAnn Rimes, John Michael Montgomery, Travis Tritt, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dwight Yoakam, Roasanne Cash, have never won a vocalist or entertainer of the year award.

- I did not include groups or duos in my research.

I think it shows how hard it really is to win awards. While it seems like the same people always win that is not necessarily the case.