New Book Covers History Of CMA Awards
September 22, 2010 at 12:39 PM (PT)
The CMA (COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION) AWARDS, “COUNTRY MUSIC’s BIGGEST NIGHT,” are collected in a new book by NASHVILLE journalist DEBORAH EVANS PRICE. The book is titled “The CMA Awards Vault,” and has been released nationwide.
The new book traces the show's 43-year run from a one-hour, radio-only broadcast in 1967 to three-hour, network television special of today. Evans Price interviewed dozens of Country Music's biggest stars, from SONNY JAMES, the host of the first "CMA Awards Banquet and Show," to BRAD PAISLEY and CARRIE UNDERWOOD, who will host "The 44th Annual CMA AWARDS" for the third time in NOVEMBER.
"As someone who grew up watching the CMA AWARDS, and was then privileged to go to the Awards for the past 25 years, I couldn't think of anything that would excite me more than doing a book on the institution," said EVANS PRICE.
The book can be ordered at www.CMAawards.com.