New York (November 18, 2005)–Tuesday night’s CMA Awards marked the 12th consecutive year Audio-Technica has supported the Country Music Association Awards by providing a selection of vocal and instrument microphones for its annual show. Held at New York’s Madison Square Garden, this year’s 39th Annual CMA Awards featured over 200 hard-wired and wireless Audio-Technica microphones, used for everything from backline vocal and instrument mics to frontline wireless systems for leading country artists such as Kenny Chesney.
Kenny Chesney opened the three-hour gala with a riveting performance of “Living In Fast Forward.” Audio-Technica endorser and winner of last year’s CMA Entertainer of the Year, Kenny Chesney opened the three-hour gala with a riveting performance of “Living In Fast Forward.” Chesney performed using Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless System, with the AEW-T3300 microphone/transmitter and AEW-R5200 true diversity frequency-agile dual receiver. In addition, an array of Audio-Technica hard-wired mics were also employed for the broadcast, including: the ATM25 on kick and toms; ATM35 on toms and strings; AE3000 on toms and overheads; AT4033, AT4050 and AT3035 on guitar cabinets and overheads; AE5400 vocals; AT3031 and AT4051 on hi-hat and ride cymbals; and AT835ST’s on the audience.
Marc Repp, Production Music Mixer at this year’s CMAs, remarked, “We are pleased to have Audio-Technica as the major mic supporter for the 12th consecutive year at the CMA Awards. The reliability, consistency and clarity of their products is second to none.”
The 39th Annual CMA Awards show was broadcast live on the CBS Television Network to an audience of millions worldwide and re-broadcasted on CMT on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT.