Monday, 5 November 2012

CMA Awards 2012: Red Carpet

CMA Awards 2012: Red Carpet

The Press meets the country stars and BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris gets a surprise winning another CMA Award! + Links to CMA photos / slideshows

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The Stars Arrive on the CMA Red Carpet!
The CMA Red Carpet Live Stream featured the Macy's Walk of Stars, Pre-Telecast Awards Ceremony and Backstage Press Conference Room! Country fans could tune in to watch all the stars arriving and all the glitz and glamour of the CMA Awards red carpet! It all kicked off on Thurs, Nov. 1 at 4:00 (21:00 UK GMT)

The Associated Press's (AP) Entertainment Caitlin King was on hand to catch a word with the country stars.
After several states were declared major disaster areas after Hurricane storm Sandy struck on the evening of October 29 causing ninety-six US deaths, 40 of which were in New York, Caitlin made a point of getting the country music reaction and how people can help.

Thompson Square talk
to Caitlin King (AP)

Here she talks “singles” with Dustin Lynch, Steve Holy tells of his new release, Thompson Square spill on what they look forward to at the CMA’s and plans for 2013, Kip Moore gives thoughts on his first red carpet and hearing his songs on the radio for the first time and Scotty McCreery sends thoughts to New York after the destructive storm surge hit. 


Willie Nelson shares how he feels about his CMA tribute, Little Big Town were asked what makes the CMA’s country’s biggest night, it’s “baby talk” with Sugarland, Jana Kramer tells us why she loves her CMA dress and Dierks Bentley gives the low-down on the CMA’s and plans for his “Locked and Reloaded” 2013 tour
 >>  Audio Link

Blake Shelton chats with Caitlin

Blake Shelton talks of his nominations; Reba McEntire enlightens us on her new ABC show “Malibu”, what creates the CMA energy and as the cheers roar out for Taylor Swift’s arrival Reba speaks of Kelly Clarkson’s dating. Hayden Panettiere gives her reaction to the new ABC TV music drama “Nashville” and Taylor Swift in the CMA booth dropped in to give thoughts on the awards show
 >> Audio Link

Here’s Taylor Swift, whose normally the last to hit the RED carpet being interviewed on by E! Entertainment >> YouTube

Related Posts : The Boot broadcast from the red carpet at the 46th annual CMA Awards. Country stars Lauren Alaina and Craig Campbell joined The Boot's Senior Editor Beville Darden in interviewing all the stars

Country Weekly hit the red carpet
This year's CMA Awards red carpet packed an irreverent punch thanks to Country Weekly's special correspondents Kasey Buckley and Amanda Watkins, who make up the powerhouse duo Miss Willie Brown. On their behalf, the ladies graciously charmed everyone from Little Big Town and Jake Owen to Scotty McCreery and Thompson Square. They even made another Willie—Willie Nelson—crack up!
Check out their recaps from the carpet - Video Link 
Hayden Panettiere, Kellie Pickler, Sugarland & Willie Nelson (Red Carpet)
The Tennessean 

Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton, Jana Kramer, Dustin Lynch, Will Hoge, Thomas Rhett, David Nail, Lee Brice, Kip Moore, Thompson Square talk to The Tennessean on the red carpet – Video Link
Cathi Aycock weighs in on CMA red carpet fashion
Tennessean Shopping Diva Cathi Aycock hit the CMA red carpet on Thursday night and talked with James Wesley, Joey Santoro, Marcus Wanner, Robert Wisdom (Nashville), The Farm, Thompson Square, Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars), Dave Barnes , Willie Nelson, Jake Owen, Jana Kramer, Jonathan Jackson (Nashville), Steve Burton (General hospital) -  Video Link 

Extract: The red carpet was awash in sequins and tulle, but rather than feeling prom princess, the vibe was country-meets-Hollywood glam....
Either the stylists and artists who chose the apparel for the 46th annual CMA Awards red carpet took a big, ol’ Hollywood 1940s glamor pill, or country music is trending sartorial in a distinctly different way...
Carrie Underwood dazzled in a sequined peek-a-boo number that wasn’t overtly sexual, just subtly come hither. Taylor Swift did her best Taylor Swift in a pretty gown that, while slightly girlish, wasn’t cloying. And up close and personal, Shawna Thompson with Thompson Square was absolutely stunning in a sea foam green Grecian gown that could easily have walked the Academy Award red carpet........
Does the lack of denim, cowboy hats and boots signify an outward sign of a musical trend? Less country, more pop? Maybe. Or maybe the artists and their fashion posse just swallowed a big, ol’ pill.
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BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris is a CMA Winner!

(PHOTO) Bob Harris (L) receives the 2012 Wesley Rose International Media Achievement
Award from Little Big Town

CMA Award winning foursome Little Big Town along with BBC Producer Mark Hagen surprised Bob Harris of BBC Radio 2 with the presentation of the 2012 Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award during the red carpet interviews leading up to the CMA Awards. The honor recognizes outstanding achievements in media which contribute to the development of Country Music outside the United States.

I feel truly honored to receive the Wesley Rose International Achievement Award,” said Harris. “For my work to be acknowledged by the Nashville Music Community and to have the award presented by Little Big Town on the Red Carpet means the world to me.”
 >>  YouTube
A longtime supporter of Country Music, Harris began his career with the BBC over four decades ago and was inducted into the British Country Music Hall of Fame in September.
He is also a recipient of the Mojo Medal, and the Americana Music Association’s Trailblazer Award, and was made Order of the British Empire in 2011.

It was in fact Bob’s second CMA Award, back in 2004 Bob Harris received the International Country Broadcaster Award from artists Jessi Alexander, Jamie O'Neal and Jon Randall, who were in London for a CMA New From Nashville concert event.

Previous UK Winners of the Wesley Rose Award include:
•1990 Mark Cooper, BBC Television, London
•1991 Richard Wootton, Byworth/Wootton Public Relations, London
•1992 Wally Whyton, BBC Radio 2, London
•1993 Tony Byworth, Byworth/Wootton Public Relations, London
•1994 Avril MacRory, BBC TV, London
•1996 Mark Hagen, VH-1, London  (Bob Harris’ Radio 2 Producer for 2012)
•1997 BBC Radio 2, London
•1999 Trevor Dann, Head of BBC Music Entertainment
•2001 Howard Bowles, HSB Media, UK
•2003 Country Music People, UK
•2004 Terry Wogan and Paul Walters, BBC Radio 2, UK
•2007 Alan Cackett, Maverick Magazine
•2009 Al Booth, BBC Radio 2, UK  (Bob Harris Radio 2 Producer)

** Bob Harris meets the stars of the 46th Country Music Association Award – Photo Gallery
** Listen - In this 2 hours BBC Radio 2 programme Bob talks to veteran country star Charley Pride, multi CMA award winner Tim McGraw, CMA co-host Carrie Underwood and Duo and New artist nominees Love and Theft - BBC Programme Page
CMA Awards 2012: Watch the BBC video highlights (59 mins) available till November 10 – BBC Video Clips

** Announcement Little Big Town are to play London’s O2 on March 16, 2013 **

Photo Galleries:
2012 CMA Awards Pressroom –
2012 CMA Awards Winners -
2012 CMA Awards Presenters –
Red Carpet, Performances, Backstage -

2012 CMA Slideshow’s at:
Country Music Association Flickr - CMA

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