The 2013 CMA Awards winners earn respect and recognition from their fans and country music peers, plus a really cool, really heavy glass trophy to put on their mantel, tour bus or coffee table. Tim McGraw won two CMAs before the 2013 broadcast even started on Nov. 6. His wins for Music Video and Musical Event of the Year were not surprising. 'Highway Don't Care' was also up for Single of the Year.
Taste of Country is your source for behind-the-scenes highlights from the 2013 CMA Awards in Nashville. The interviews, the backstage reactions and the red carpet fashion show are all part of what you'll find in this collection of videos.
Julie Roberts has one of the more captivating country voices of the last 10 years. At times on her new album 'Good Wine and Bad Decisions,' she pulls you in like a blue-eyed, blonde-haired Venus flytrap. The painful songs are every bit as satisfying as the more sensual moments.
The opening track on Toby Keith's 'Drinks After Work' album sets the tone for a mostly hard-rockin' ride that's full of attitude. Sure, that describes many of the singer's best songs, but as a producer, he makes subtle changes to give this collection of songs its own space.
Billy Currington adds a pinch of rock, two tablespoons of R&B and a heavy dose of soul to his new 'We Are Tonight' album. The result is a project that tastes different, but remains true to a sound he's cultivated over the last decade.
Sheryl Crow didn't need to change much to fit in with Nashville's top female vocalists, and on the best songs from her 'Feels Like Home' album, she didn't. An easy (no pun intended), direct delivery serves the "newcomer" well.
Mindy McCready's 7-year-old son Zander is coming home to live with his father. Billy McKnight was involved in a lengthy custody dispute that wrapped up last Friday (July 12), with a decision to let the boy live with the Florida-based singer and his new wife.
Fashion no-nos at the 2013 ACM Awards included one artist who went back in time for her dress and another who was apparently inspired by Dracula. The Worst Dressed at the ACMs list features at least one superstar who is more regularly found on Best Dressed collections, proving that everyone is vulnerable to an oopsie. From one plain Jane to one hot mess, these folks who were worst dressed at country's biggest party will want to rethink their approach for next year.
Superstars played it safe, while country newcomers took chances that mostly paid off to make the Best Dressed List at the 2013 ACM Awards in Las Vegas. Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift looked great, but all three came with looks fans have seen before. Newcomers like Scotty McCreery and Easton Corbin showed the style this season calls for.
The big 2013 ACM Awards winners in Las Vegas were Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan. Lambert took home three trophies, including Female Vocalist of the Year and Single and Song of the Year for 'Over You.' The singer couldn't help but become emotional as she accepted her fifth straight Female Vocalist trophy.
The biggest night in music is also one of the biggest nights in fashion, and the 2013 Grammy Awards did not disappoint. The best dressed artists from the red carpet took chances, but didn't go too far with a good idea. Country music's best dressed stayed on the right side of the line between exciting and eyesore.
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