Shure microphones dominated the stage at this year’s Country Music Association award show, telecast on ABC. The evening’s big winner was Brad Paisley, who won Album of the Year award for “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 the new Shure UHF-R wireless system with a KSM9 microphone.
Along with Paisley, several other artists used the UHF-R/KSM9 combo, including Sara Evans and Vince Gill. Sheryl Crow and co-hosts Brooks & Dunn joined Gill to perform “Building Bridges” with Crow using a UHF-R/SM58. In addition, Faith Hill and Shure endorser Martina McBride opted for hardwired SM58 microphones for their performances.
It was also a big night for country superstar George Strait, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He performed his latest single “Give It Away” using Shure’s UHF-R Wireless with an SM58 microphone. In total, 14 of the evening’s 19 performers used Shure microphones.
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