Twenty-one years ago today (Sept. 29, 1993), Vince Gill was doing plenty of celebrating. The singer took home five trophies at the 27th Annual CMA Awards, including Entertainer of the Year, making Gill the night's biggest winner.
Martina McBride's CMA Award nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year is the 29th of her career. But for McBride, whose first nomination was 20 years ago in 1994, it's still just as exciting as the first time.
Darius Rucker may not have been nominated for any CMA Awards this year, but the singer isn't feeling sorry for himself. He vividly recalls his first two nominations in 2009, for Male Vocalist and New Artist of the Year, and is still living off the high of that experience.
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton are nominated for their fifth CMA Award together as a duo. The pair are in the running for Musical Event of the Year for their duet, 'You Can't Make Old Friends,' the title track from Rogers' 2013 album.
Gord Bamford is officially an international superstar. The Canadian recently took home three Canadian Country Music Awards, including being named the Country Music Association's Global Artist of the Year.
Blake Shelton earned three CMA Award nominations this year, which is exactly one-third of what his superstar wife, Miranda Lambert, received. But while the songstress could certainly boast about her nine nods, her husband says she couldn't be more humble.
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