New York (November 14, 2006)–It’s not uncommon to see Shure microphone endorsers taking home the prizes at awards shows, and likewise, you’ll usually spot a few Shure mics gracing the stage at those events as well. The CMA awards the other night were no exception, as country music’s biggest stars–and Shure’s various products–were out in force.
Shure endorser Brad Paisley sang at the CMAs using UHF-R wireless and a KSM9 mic.Endorser Brad Paisley won big, receiving 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.
Other Shure endorsers appeared, 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 also wound up onstage with 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 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.