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CMA Awards Toast BMI Country A-List

Posted in News on November 14, 2008

All eyes turned to Nashville Wednesday, November 12 as the 42nd Annual CMA Awards celebrated the standouts from the last year in country music. BMI artists and songwriters walked away with a slew of the ceremony’s red-letter awards, including Female Vocalist, New Artist, Vocal Group and Vocal Duo of the Year.

  • Carrie Underwood
  • Tony Brown
  • Sugarland

Carrie Underwood claimed her third consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year crown. Underwood has taken home the trophy every time she has received a nomination. Trio Lady Antebellum capped off the success of their breakout year with a New Artist of the Year win, while genre giants Rascal Flatts secured Vocal Group of the Year honors. Charismatic duo Sugarland claimed the Vocal Duo of the Year title, while Musical Event of the Year recognized the cross-format domination by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant’s “Gone Gone Gone.” Veteran producer Tony Brown also celebrated a big night, as he earned two awards for helming the boards for Single of the Year “I Saw God Today” and Album of the Year, Troubadour.

  • Lady Antebellum
  • Alison Krauss
  • Rascal Flatts

2008 BMI CMA Award Winners

Female Vocalist of the Year
Carrie Underwood

New Artist of the Year
Lady Antebellum

Vocal Group of the Year
Rascal Flatts

Vocal Duo of the Year
Sugarland

Single of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Producer)
“I Saw God Today”
Co-Produced by Tony Brown
MCA Nashville

Album of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Producer)
Troubadour
Co-Produced by Tony Brown
MCA Nashville

Musical Event of the Year
(Award to each Artist)
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
“Gone Gone Gone”
Rounder Records