Nashville, TN (March 21, 2005)–When the Christian Country Music Association (CCMA) held its annual awards show at the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, more than 1,000 people were in attendance and millions were watching in a national television audience on the PAX TV network. Tackling audio duties for the high-pressure event was Tennessee Concert Sound of Brownsville, TN, whose Stewart Tritt, Bernie Bernil and crew were taking on the show for their second time. A slew of gear was provided for the event, including AKG WMS 4000 wireless microphone systems.
The company also provided audio for the annual Christian Country Music Association Convention, which led up to the awards show, providing sound services throughout the hotel during the convention and at the awards show in the Ryman. The AKG system was used for the convention as well as the show. Bernil, front-of-house engineer for the CCMA show, said “the ease of setup and use, and the sound quality of the WMS 4000 system are absolutely impressive; no one questions when you use AKG.”
Among the many recipients of awards were Clifton Janksy (Entertainer), Mike Hammock (Male Vocalist), Stella Parton, (Female Vocalist), Young Harmony (Vocal duo) and Fox Brothers (Vocal Group). Many of the winning artists performed live at the event.
Tennessee Concert Sound has provided equipment and engineering expertise for shows and festivals around the country and the world for more than 17 years. Their client list includes INXS, Joe Satriani, Spinal Tap and Country Cares, a traveling group of performers led by former Alabama singer Randy Owens that raises funds for St. Jude’s Hospital.