Charlie Daniels Band
CMA Flashback: Single of the Year (2022 Edition)
A Country Music Conversation: Sirius Top 1000 Country Songs of All Time, #10-#1
In Memoriam: Charlie Daniels (1936-2020)
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Sunday Selections: October 23, 2016
It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas, and it isn’t even Halloween yet.
Sunday Selections: July 31, 2016
You say, “tomato,” we say… actually, we’ll let Margo Price fill in the rest.
Sunday Selections: March 13, 2016
tl;dr: This week is heavy on new singles and music videos for those who, y’know, don’t like to read.
CMA Awards: Entertainer of the Year (1967-2013)
Since its inception, the top honor an artist could be given at the Country Music Association awards is this one: Entertainer of the Year. Originally a revolving door of winners, the winner in early years was often not even nominated the following year. In 1981, Barbara Mandrell became the first artist to win the award twice. Alabama succeeded her with a three year run from 1982-1984. Fourteen years later, Garth Brooks became the first artist two win four times, a feat later matched by Kenny Chesney in 2008.
Here’s a look back at the award from the very beginning, along with some facts and feats about the category and its nominees.
- Bill Anderson
- Eddy Arnold
- Merle Haggard
- Sonny James
- Buck Owens
One year after being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Eddy Arnold was named the very first Entertainer of the Year at the inaugural CMA awards in 1967. Don’t assume it was a sympathy vote. Arnold had three #1 hits in the twelve months leading up to the ceremony, as he was in the middle of his impressive mid-sixties comeback, a period best defined by the 1965 classic, “Make the World Go Away.” He remains the only member of the Hall of Fame to win this award after being inducted.
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A cornerstone of country, southern rock, and gospel music, Charlie Daniels and his fiddle have made an indelible impact on the fabric of American music.