Niles, IL (November 21, 2006)–Shure endorser Brad Paisley won big at this year’s 40th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, held earlier this month. Paisley received the “Album of the Year” award for his latest album, Time Well Wasted, and the Musical Event of the Year award for “When I Get Where I’m Going,” a track that pairs him with country legend Dolly Parton. He performed at the event using Shure’s UHF-R Wireless system with a KSM9 microphone.
Brad Paisley singing at the CMAs using Shure UHF-R wireless and KSM9 micsSeveral other Shure endorsers appeared at this year’s award ceremony, including Sara Evans and Vince Gill, who also performed using UHF-R/KSM9 wireless. Sheryl Crow and the evening’s co-hosts Brooks & Dunn joined Gill to perform “Building Bridges,” with Crow using a UHF-R/SM58.
UHF-R Wireless and a variety of Shure microphones were also a favorite at this year’s awards for performers including Dierks Bentley (Beta 58A), Alan Jackson (SM58), Little Big Town (SM58), Josh Turner (KSM9), Sugarland (SM58), and the Wreckers (KSM9). In addition, Faith Hill and Shure endorser Martina McBride opted for hardwired SM58 microphones for their performances.
It was also a big night for country superstar George Strait, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He performed his latest Number One single “Give It Away” using Shure’s UHF-R Wireless with an SM58 microphone.
All in all, 14 of the evening’s 19 performers chose to use Shure microphones for their vocals.