Jack Greene Presents Original 1967 Trophies To CMA
September 6, 2011 at 12:02 PM (PT)
Today (9/6) when the CMA announced the nominees for this year’s 45th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS in NASHVILLE, GRAND OLE OPRY member JACK GREENE, recipient of the very first “Male Vocalist of the Year,” award in 1967, was on hand to present his original trophies to the CMA.
GREENE gave the CMA his trophies for “Male Vocalist,” and Single of the Year for "There Goes My Everything," and Album of the Year for “There Goes My Everything,” released on DECCA RECORDS.
"My CMA AWARDS were one of the highlights of my 60-year career in Country Music," said GREENE. "I have enjoyed having them on display in my home for many years and I feel that now, being the 45th year of the CMA AWARDS was a great time to share them with all who love Country music as I do."
"It was a wonderful gesture on his part and a terrific opportunity as we announce this year's nominees to recognize the pioneering artists who paved the way," said CMA Chief Executive Officer STEVE MOORE. "These CMA Award are a treasured part of our history and we are honored to receive them from Mr. GREENE.”
For more on the CMA AWARDS visit www.cmaworld.com.